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JOURNAL 



Primary Convention 



ERRATA. 

In the List of Lay Delegates, Pages n, 12 and 13, thefollowing should have 
been designated as present : S. H. Abbott, N. B. Whitfield, Wm. C. Whit- 
field, M. D., Geo. H. Roberts, W. H. Oliver. The following, designated as 
present, were not present : Theopilus Overby and D. E. Winston. 

Page 11. W. T. Clung should be W. T. Cleary. 

Page 17. In second line, Report of Committee on Canons, "changed" 
should be "charged." 

Page 22. Insert afterthe word "proposed," in the last line, the words 
"amendment to the." 

Page 39. In fifth line from bottom for "amend" read "amended." 

Page 45; In 18th line, for "fifth" read "first." 

Page 49. Line 15th for "impossible read possible." 

OMISSION. 

Page 12. The members oi the Joint Committee, on the part of this Dio- 
cese, on the division of the permanent and current funds of the Diocese of 
North Carolina, appointed under the resolution of Dr. De Rosset (see Page 
9), are Messrs. George Davis and S. L. Fremont, the Lay Trustees of the 
Diocese. 



WILMINGTON, N. C: 

W. L. De Rosset Jk.'s, Water-Powkr Presses. 

1884. 



JOURNAL 



Primary Convention 



Protest aht Episcopal Church 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA, 



CHRIST CHURCH, NEW BERNE. 



12th and 13th ok December, 1883. 



WILMINGTON, N. C.: 
W . L. Die Rosset Jr.'s, Water-Power Presses. 

18S4. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



1883.] Certificate of Consent of General Convention. 



J U R N AL 

OF THE 

Jtamirmip rrfj tip JVimnnf Smumtitmt 



FIRST DAY. 

Christ Church, New Berne, ( 

Dec. 12, 1883. j - 

At 10.15 A. M., the Rt. Rev. Theodore B. Lyman, D. D., 
Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, took the chair and 
called to order the Clerical and Lay Delegates in attendance at 
the Primary Convention of the New Diocese. 

After prayers the Bishop read the Certificate of Consent to the 
erection of a New Diocese given by the last General Convention 
in these words : 

Medford, Mass., Nov. 28, 1883. 

To the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese of North Carolina: 

It is my duty to inform you that at a session of the General Convention 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, held in 
the city of Philadelphia, Pa., on the 9th day of October, in the year 1883, the 
following resolution was adopted by the House of Deputies, to wit : 

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the consent of the 
House of Deputies be, and is hereby, given to the erection of the proposed 
New Diocese within the present Diocese of North Carolina. And the House 
of Bishops did concur in the foregoing action of the House of Deputies on 
the 22d day of October, 188^. 

Attest: CHAS. L. HUTCHINS, 

Secretary of the House of Deputies. 

On motion the Rev. R. B. Drane was elected Temporary Sec- 
retary, and the Rev. E. R. Rich was asked to be his Assistant. 






PROCEEDINGS OF PRIMARY CONVENTION 



List of Clergy Present. [Dec 



At roll call there were present of the Clergy entitled to seats 
in the Convention — 

The Rev. E. M. Forbes, The Rev. Van Winder Shields, 

" A. A.Watson, D. D., " " Samuel S. Barber, 

" N. C. Hughes, " " Thomas B. Haughton, 

" Jos. C. Huske, D. D., " " Charles O. Brady, 

" Thomas M. Ambler, " " Nymphas E. Price, 

" Israel Harding, " " Rob't B. Windley, 

" Luther Eborn, " " Peter W. Cassey, 

" John Kiernan, " " N. C. Hughes, Jr., 

" Nathaniel Harding, " " Armand DeR. Meares, 

" Rob't B. Drane, " " Thomas M. Thorpe, 
The Rev. Henry S. McDuffey. 

The Rev. Dr. Watson moved the appointment of a Committee 
on Credentials of Clerical and Lay Delegates, which was seconded, 
and, a discussion arising, Mr. Frank D. Winston moved as a sub- 
stitute that the Temporary Secretary call the list of those Lay 
Delegates whose names have been sent. 

The roll call was made and the following gentlemen answered 
to their names : 

St. Stephen's, Goldsboro— J. H. Hill, 

W. H. Barnes, 

Dr. D. Cogdell, 

Owen Holmes. 
Grace Church, Plymouth — F. A. Boyle. 
Zion Church, Beaufort co. — C. C. N. Cutler, 

Marcellus Braddy, 

Jesse Braddy. 
St. John's, Fayetteville — S.J.Hinsdale, 

R. S. Huske. 

George H. Haigh, 

W. A. Guthrie. 
St. Paul's, Greenville— Dr. W. M. B. Brown, 

Charles Skinner, 

R. R. Cotten. 
St. John, Evangelist, Edenton — Armstead Daves. 
Christ Church, New Berne — Maj. John Hughes. 

At this point Rev. Dr. Watson moved to suspend the calling 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



.] Opening Services. Report of Committee on Credentials. 



of the names and a Committee on Credentials be appointed which 
was carried, and the Rt. Rev. the Bishop appointed on this com- 
mittee, the Rev. Israel Harding, Mr. Frank Boyle and Mr. Geo. 
H. Roberts. 

Mr. R. S. Huske moved for a Committee on Permanent Or- 
ganization. The motion was lost. 

The Rev. Dr. Watson moved to adjourn until after Divine Ser- 
vice. Carried. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. R. B. Drane to the 
Prayers; the Rev. Nathaniel Harding reading the Lessons ; the 
Rev. Thomas M. Ambler said the Prayers ; the Rev. Van Winder 
Shields announced the hymn ; the Bishop said the office of Holy 
Communion, assisted by Rev. Dr. Huske in the Epistle, the 
Rev. Dr. Watson in the Gospel. The Bishop preached on St. 
Luke xvii: 20, "The kingdom of God cometh not with observa- 
tion." 

The offerings of the congregation were received for Diocesan 
Missions. 

The Bishop was assisted in the distribution by the Rev. Dr. 
Watson and the Rev. N. C. Hughes, and concluded the service. 

The Convention was then called to order, and, on motion of 
the Rev. E. M. Forbes, adjourned to meet at 4 o'clock P. M. 

At 4 P. M. the Convention was called to order by the Bishop. 

The Rev. Israel Harding read the report of the Committee on 
Credentials as follows : 

The Committee on Credentials report that they find the following Parishes 
entitled to representation, and the following Delegates entitled to seats in 
the Primary Convention to be held in Christ Church, New Berne, December 
12, 1883: 

Dr. A. J. De Rosset moved that the Rev. Israel Harding call 
the roll of Lay Delegates, which was adopted. 

The following Lay Delegates answered to their names to-wit : 

Parishes. Delegates. 

St. Thomas', Bath — Jesse Cutler, 

George Pilley. 
St. Paul's, Beaufort — J. L. Gibble, 



PROCEEDINGS OF PRIMARY CONVENTION 



List of Lay Delegates. 



[Dec. 



Parishes. 
St. Paul's, Beaufort — 

St. John's, Durham's Creek, ) 
Beaufort county . . . J 
Trinity Church, Beaufort co. — 



Zion Church, Beaufort co. — 

St. Thomas', Windsor — 
St. Paul's, Clinton — 
St. Paul's, Edenton — 

Christ Church, Elizabeth City — 

St. John's, Fayetteville — 

St. Stephen's, Goldsboro — 
St. Paul's, Greenville — 
St. George's, Hyde co. — 
St. Mary's, Kinston — 



Holy Innocents, Lenoir co. — 
St. John's, Makeleyville — 

Christ Church, New Berne — 



St. John's, Pitt co. 



Delegates. 
Alonzo Thomas, 
F. W. Taylor. 
Joseph L. Butt, 
Wm. M. Butt. 
Fred. Grist, 
W. R. Bright. 
W. H. Patrick, 

C. C. N. Cutler, 
Marcellus Braddy, 
Jesse Braddy. 
Frank D. Winston. 
James Ferrell, 
Wm. B. Shepard, 
John G. Wood. 
W. W. Griggs, 
W.J. Griffin. 

S. J. Hinsdale, 
R. S. Huske, 
George H. Haigh, 
W. A. Guthrie. 
J. H. Hill, 
W. H. Barnes, 

D. Cogdell. 

W. M. B. Brown, 
Charles Skinner, 
R. R. Cotten. 
A. B. Tunnel, 
James Adams, 
W. S. Gibbs. 
J. C. Washington, 
Samuel H. Abbott, 
George E. Miller, 
John R. Harding. 
N. B. Whitfield. 
W. H. Fortescue, 
C. W. Thomas. 
John Hughes, 
H. R. Bryan, 
George H. Roberts, 
John S. Long. 
Fred. Harding, 
W. A. Pugh, 
W. H. Smith, 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Election of Officers. 



Parishes. Delegates. 

St. John's, Pitt co.— E. E. Powell. 

Grace Church, Plymouth — F. A. Boyle. 

St. David's, Scuppernong — Arthur Collins, 

W. H. Hardison, 
Dempsey Spruill 

St. Peter's, Washington — H. F. Hancock, 

W. Z, Morton, 
J. D. Myers. 

Church of the Advent, Williamston — W. G. Lamb. 

St. James', Wilmington— A. J. DeRosset, M. D., 

J. G. Burr, 
A. H. VanBokkelin, 
Wm, Calder. 

St. John's, Wilmington — S. L. Fremont. 

St. Mark's, Wilmington— J. G. Norwood, 

J. H. Davis, 
Valentine Howe. 

St. John, Evangelist Miss., Edenton — Armstead Daves. 

St. Cyprian's, New Berne— John B. Brown. 

St. Barnabas, Snow Hill — John D. Grimsley, 

Whole number of Parishes represented 24 ; Mission Stations, 3. 

The Convention then proceeded to the election of officers. 

There were nominated for President, Rev. E. M. Forbes, Rev. 
A. A. Watson, D. D., and the Rev. Jos. C. Huske, D. D. The 
Chairman appointed as Tellers for the Clerical vote, Rev. Luther 
Eborn and Rev. Armand DeR. Meares, and for the Lay vote 
Frederick Harding and Wm. B. Shepard. 

During the counting of the votes the Rev. A. A. Watson, 
D. D., moved that the rules of order of the Diocese of North 
Carolina be adopted as the rules of order for this Convention 
Carried. 

The Tellers reported the result of the ballot : 

Rev. E. M. Forbes, 22 votes ; Rev. Dr. Watson, 39 ; Rev. Dr. 
Huske, 16 ; necessary to a choice, 39. 

Dr. Watson was declared elected President of the Convention. 

The election of Secretary being in order the Rev. Messrs. N. 
Harding, Drane and Israel Harding were put in nomination. At 
this point the Rt. Rev. the Bishop of North Carolina withdrew, 



PROCEEDINGS OF PRIMARY CONVENTION 



Action Upon Name of the Diocese. [Dkc- 

and the President took the chair and requested the same Tellers 
to act, who reported the number of votes necessary to a choice 
35. The Rev. N. Harding received 47, the Rev. R. B. Drane 
12, and the Rev. I. Harding 1 1. The Rev. N. Harding was de- 
clared elected Secretary. 

(Signed) ROB'T B. DRANE, See > pro tern. 



Dr. A. J. De Rosset offered the following : 

Whereas, The General Convention, at its recent session in the city of 
Philadelphia, did give its consent for the formation of a new Diocese within 
the limits of the original Diocese of North Carolina, embracing all the terri- 
tory within the limits of the following counties, viz : Beaufort, Bertie, Bla- 
den, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumber- 
land, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Jones 
Lenoir, Martin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Per- 
quimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell, Washington and Wayne, 32 in 
number, and 

Whereas, all the constitutional and canonical requirements for the forma- 
tion of such new Diocese have been complied with, and 

W'hereas, Canon VI., Title 3 of the General Convention provides that 
the naming of the new Diocese shall be a part of its organization : therefore. 

Resolved, That the Diocese as above indicated and described shall be 
named and known as the Diocese of Wilmington. 

This was seconded. 

The Rev. Dr. Huske moved to amend by substituting for 
"Wilmington," "East Carolina." 

Mr. W. J. Griffin moved to amend Dr. Huske's proposition by 
substituting the name of "Roanoke." 

A. H. VanBokkelin moved as a substitute for all the names 
that of "Albemarle." The vote being taken his substitute was 
lost. 

Col. J. G. Burr offered as an amendment to the first amend- 
ment the name of "Carolina," which was lost. 

The amendments offered by W. J. Griffin and J. G. Burr were 
rejected. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committtee to Nominate Permanent Committees. 



Dr. Huske's amendment was adopted, and the original motion 
as thus amended adopted. 

The Rev. Dr. Huske offered the following : 

Resolved, That the Rt. Rev. Bishop of North Carolina be requested to 
take charge of this Diocese until a Bishop shall have been consecrated for 
the same. 

Seconded and adopted. 

The Convention took a recess until 8 P. M. 

At 8 P. M. the Bishop called the Convention to order. 

Dr. De Rosset moved that the election of a Bishop be post- 
poned till 1 1 o'clock to-morrow, which was lost, reconsidered 
and afterward adopted. 

Rev. Dr. Watson moved that the Constitution, Canons and 
Rules of Order of the Diocese of North Carolina be referred to 
the Committee on Canons, to be appointed, and that they report 
to next Convention. Carried. 

On motion of F. A. Boyle visiting Clergy were invited to hon- 
orary seats in the Convention, whereupon the Rev. Dr. Baird, 
Rev. E. N. Joyner, Rev. Edward Wooten, Rev. Mr. Stubbs. 
Rev. John Huske and Rev. E. R. Rich took seats. 

Dr. De Rosset moved that a committee of three clergymen and 
three laymen be appointed to nominate the committees to be 
elected by this Convention, among which shall be a committee 
on the division of the permanent and the current funds of the 
Diocese of North Carolina, and that they report to-morrow 
morning. Seconded and adopted. 

The Rev. Dr. Huske moved that the Rev. Dr. Watson, Rev. 
Mr. Forbes, Rev. N. C. Hughes, Dr. De Rosset and Major John 
Hughes be appointed a committee to prepare a minute expressing 
the sense of this Convention in severing its relation to the Bishop t 
Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of North Carolina. Carried. 

On motion of Dr. Watson Dr. Huske was added to this com- 
mittee. 

The Rev. N. Harding asked that the Rev. Rob't B. Drane be 



10 PROCEEDINGS OF PRIMARY CONVENTION 



Report of Committee on Fraternal Relations. [Dec 



appointed as Assistant Secretary, and the appointment was made. 

Maj. Hughes moved that the Committee on Nominations pro- 
posed by Dr. De Rosset be appointed by the Chairman, which 
motion was adopted, and the Chair appointed the Rev. Messrs. 
T. M. Ambler, I. Harding and V. W. Shields, and Col. Fremont, 
Dr. Hinsdale and Henry R. Bryan. 

The Rev. Dr. Watson, of the Committee on Fraternal Rela- 
xations, reported the following: 

Whereas, The Diocese of East Carolina, having completed its organiza- 
tion, is now formally separated from its sister Diocese of North Carolina : 
Its members in Diocesan Convention assembled desire to give parting ex- 
pression to the love which is still in their hearts for their brethren once 
of the same Diocese. To the chief Pastor, who, under God, has now, for 
ten years, presided over the Church within their limits so ably and faithfully, 
they offer their hearty respect and gratitude, and their devout and earnest 
wishes, not unaccompanied by their prayers, that the Great Head of the 
Church may reward him for all his diligent labors in their behalf, and may 
bless him in .all his ministry til) that ministry shall end 'with life. From 
their brethren beloved, with whom they have labored so many years 
in the vineyard of the Lord, they part with hearts full of tender regrets and 
affectionate remembrances. Believing, as they do, that the separation is 
for the good of the Church, they would gratefully thank their brothers who 
have so unselfishly aided them in the establishment of their new fold. Out 
of the depth of their affection they would say, - 'Our hearts are as warm towards 
you as ever. We part as brethren, not as rivals, hoping that before long the 
provisions of the General Church for federative action may restore us to 
some measure of our past association. Let us live as brethren and be rivals 
only in our emulation in the work for our Master. Let there be no envies, 
jealousies or disparagements in our intercourse. Let us rejoice in each 
other's prosperity and sympathise with each other in their trials." That God 
may be with you, brethren, is our earnest prayer. Farewell ! 

Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing minute be presented to the Bishop 
with the request that he lay it before the next Convention of his Diocese. 

By a standing vote this was adopted unanimously. 
The Bishop here made an address expressive of his feelings. 
The Rev. Dr. Watson moved that the scale of assessments re- 
main the same as heretofore. Carried. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. I I 



Election of Bishop. 



On motion the Convention adjourned to meet at 9^ o'clock 
Thursday morning. 



SECOND DAY. 

Christ Church, New Berne, \ 

Thursday, Dec. 13, 1883. J 

At 1 1 o'clock A. M. the Convention met. 

After prayers the Bishop appointed the Rev. Messrs. Israel 
Harding and Luther Eborn as Tellers for the Clerical vote for 
the Bishopric, who announced that twenty votes were cast, all for 
the Rev. A. A. Watson, D. D. 

Col. N. B. Whitfield and Dr. W. M. B. Brown were appointed 
as Tellers for the Lay vote, who announced that there were 25 
votes cast, eighteen for concurrence and seven against. 

The Rev. Dr. Watson was declared elected. 

Frank D. Winston moved to make the vote unanimous, which 
was adopted, and, by a rising vote, the Convention unanimously 
agreed. 

The Rt. Rev. the Bishop congratulated the Convention. 

Col. James G. Burr moved that a committee of two Clergymen 
and two Laymen be appointed to notify Dr. Watson of his elec- 
tion. Carried. 

The Chairman appointed the Rev. Dr. Huske, the Rev. N. 
Collin Hughes, Col. Burr and Maj. John Hughes. 

The Rev. Armand DeR. Meares moved the appointment of 
two Clergymen and one Layman to prepare the Testimonials of 
Election. Carried. 

The Chairman appointed as such committee, the Rev. Messrs 
Israel Harding and Van Winder Shields and Dr. A. J. De Rosset. 

The committee appeared and introduced the Bishop elect to 
the Convention. 

The Chairman informed him of the action of the Convention 



12 PROCEEDINGS OF PRIMARY CONVENTION 

Permanent Committees Nominated. [Dec 

and he accepted the election on condition of its ratification by 
the General Church. 

The Gloria in Excelsis was sung. 

The Rev. T. M. Ambler, of the Committee on Nomination of 
Committees, reported to the Convention as follows : 

STANDING COMMITTEE. 

Rev. Jos. C. Huske, Rev. Thomas M. Ambler, 

" N. Collins Hughes, Maj. John Hughes, 

Dr. A. J. De Rosset. 

MISSIONARY COMMITTEE. 

[The Rt. Rev. the Bishop, Chairman ex officio^ 
Rev. Israel Harding, Col. S. L. Fremont, 

" T. M. Ambler, Col. J. W. Atkinson. 

COMMITTEE ON CANONS. 

Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., Rev. Nathaniel Harding, 

" Van Winder Shields, Judge J. C. McRae, 

Henry R. Bryan. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, George H. Haigh. 

" Joseph C. Huske, D. D., F. R. Rose, 

George H. Roberts. 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE. 

[The Rt. Rev. the Bishop, Chairman ex officio. .] 
Rev. N. Collin Hughes, John S. Long, 

William Calder. 

CHURCH BUILDING COMMITTEE. 

[The Rt. Rev. the Bishop, Chairman ex officio.'] 
Rev. Robert B. Drane, Rev. Nathaniel Harding, 

" Thomas B. Haughton, Frank H. Boyle, 

William B. Shepard. 

- TRUSTEES OF THE DIOCESE. 

[The Rt. Rev. the Bishop, Chairman ex officio.] 
Georeje Davis, Col. S. L. Fremont. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. T3 



Historiographer. Place of First Annual Convention. 



TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH. 

Rev. Van Winder Shields, William B. Shepard, 

Hon. R. P. Buxton. 

TRUSTEES OF THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

Rev. Nathaniel Harding, 

" Joseph C. Huske, D. D., Dr. A. J. DeRosset, 

" N. Collin Hughes, Henry R. Bryan, 

" Israel Harding, John H. Hill, 

" Robert B. Drane, Robert E. Calder- 

DEPUTIES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION. 

Rev. N. Collin Hughes, Dr. A. J. De Rosset, 

" Joseph C. Huske, D. D., John Hughes, 

" Rev. Nathaniel Harding, J. C. McRae, 

" Thomas M. Ambler, Col. J. W. Atkinson. 

SUPPLEMENTARY DEPUTIES. 

Rev.. Israel Harding, W. J. Grifhn, 

" V. W. Shields, S. J. Hinsdale, 

" R. B. Drane, DuBrutz Cutler, 

" Luther Eborn, Dr. John H. Hill. 

On motion the ballot was dispensed with and the foregoing' 
were elected, with the exception of the Trustees of the University 
of the South, whose election was postponed. 

• On motion of the Rev. Robert B. Drane, Col. James G. Hun- 
was elected Historiographer of the Diocese. 

On motion of Col. S. L. Fremont the Convention requested 
the Historiographer to confer with Rev. M. M. Marshall, D. D , 
Historiographer of the Diocese of North Carolina, with reference 
to documents in his possession relating to the early history 
of the Church in East Carolina. 

William Calder moved that the first Annual Convention of the 
Diocese of East Carolina be held in St. James' Church, Wil- 
mington, on the second Wednesday in May, 1884. Seconded. 

Joseph D. Myers moved to amend, making the place of meet- 
ing St. Peter's Church, Washington. This was adopted, and the 
motion as thus amended was carried. 



14 PROCEEDINGS OF PRIMARY CONVENTION 



Salaries of Secretary and Treasurer. Resolutions of St. James Church. [Dec 



Dr. A. J. De Rosset moved that the Secretary prepare an ab- 
stract of the proceedings of this Convention and have one thou- 
sand copies published for distribution, and that he also be directed 
to make to the Annual Convention in May next a full report of 
the proceedings of this Convention with an historical preface, 
showing the movements which have been made from time to time 
for the division of the Diocese of North Carolina. Carried. 

William Calder moved that the Treasurer of the Diocese be 
allowed a commission of five per cent, on all monies coming into 
his hands, and that the Secretary have a salary of one hundred 
dollars per annum. Carried. 

Frank D. Winston moved an expression of thanks to the Rec- 
tor, congregation and community for the hospitality extended 
the Convention. Unanimously adopted. 

Col. James G. Burr read the following : 

At a meeting of the Vestry of St. James' Parish, Wilmington, held on the 
evening of Nov. 6, 1883, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, That the delegation from this Parish to the Primary Convention 
at New Berne be authorized, on behalf of this Parish, to tender to the new 
Diocese the advance of such sum, not exceeding five hundred dollars, as 
may be needed to defray the expenses of the Diocese until its financial ar- 
rangements are perfected. 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of this Parish be authorized to honor the 
draft or drafts of the Treasurer of the new Diocese in accordance with the 
foregoing resolution. 

JAMES G. BURK, Secretary 

Frank A. Boyle moved that the thanks of the Convention are 
tendered to the Parish of St. James, Wilmington, for their proffer 
of the loan of five hundred dollars to meet the immediate ex- 
pense of this Convention, and that we accept their timely and 
generous offer; Carried. 

On motion of Rev. Armand DeR. Meares it was 

Resolved, That a Missionary Meeting be held at 7:30 P. M., at which such 
of the Clergy and Laity shall speak as may be appointed by the Bishop^ 
and that a collection be made for Diocesan Missions. 

The Rev. Israel Harding read the Testimonial of the Election 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINB. I 5 

1883.] Signing of Testimonial of Bishop Elect. Adjournment. 

of the Rev. Alfred Augustin Watson, D. D., to the Bishopric of 
the Diocese of East Carolina, and the members present proceeded 
to sign the document. 

Dr. A. J. De Rosset moved that the Finance Committee be 
authorized to report at the next Convention some plan for in- 
creasing the Permanent Episcopal Fund. Carried. 

The Bishop called the Rev. Dr. Huske to the chair and with- 
drew. ' 

F. A. Boyle moved that after the signing of the Testimonial 
the Convention adjourn until 7.30 P. M. Carried. 

The body adjourned accordingly. 

At 7:30 P. M. there was a Missionary Meeting, at which ad- 
dresses were delivered by Bishop Lyman, Bishop elect Watson, 
Rev. Mr. Thorpe, John S. Long, Col. James G. Burr and Rev. 
Dr. Huske. 

The Convention was then called to order, the minutes of the 
day's session were read and approved, the Gloria in Excelsis was 
sung, the Bishop pronounced the Benediction and the Conven- 
tion adjourned sine die. 

NATHANIEL HARDING, Secretary. 
ROBT B. DRANE, Assistant Secretary. 



JBtahmta of J* vnmhxntp 

Relative to Division of the Diocese of North Carolina. 



The first suggestion and the first action in regard to the di- 
vision of the Diocese of North Carolina took place in the Conven- 
tion held at Newbern in May, 1866. 

It originated with Bishop Atkinson, and can be found in his 
address to that Convention, in which he speaks of his failing 
health, and says, "If the Convention shall think it best, in consid- 
eration of this state of facts, either to appoint me an assistant or 
to divide the Diocese, I hereby express my concurrence in any 
such measure." The matter was referred to a committee which 
recommended "that an Assistant Bishop be elected by this Con- 
vention, with the understanding that as soon as possible the Dio- 
cese is to be divided," but after considerable discussion, and the 
adoption of an amendment, to the last clause, of a disclaimer of 
any intention "to express any opinion against the propriety of a 
division of the Diocese whenever the same may be deemed ex- 
pedient," this resolution, as amended, was lost on a vote by 
orders — the Clergy voting aye 16, no 7, the Parishes aye 9, no 10 
—and the Convention resolved to meet in special session at 
Goldsboro, in November of the same year, to consider the subject. 
Upon the recommendation of the President of the Standing Com- 
mittee that special session was not held, the Bishop, then in Eng- 
land, having written that he did not think the case one in which 
an Assistant Bishop would be allowed under the General Canons. 



t8 history of the division of the 

Proceedings 1867-1872. 

At the Convention held in Wilmington in May, 1867, the 
Bishop again referred to the necessity for increased . Episcopal 
service in the Diocese, and renewed his recommendation of a di- 
vision of the Diocese or the appointment of an Assistant Bishop. 
The committee to whom the subject was referred reported that it 
would be impracticable to divide the Diocese at that time on ac- 
count of the want of the requisite number of self-supporting Par- 
ishes, and advised the election of an Assistant Bishop, and a reso- 
lution to that effect was adopted ; but finally the further consid- 
ration of the election of an Assistant Bishop was postponed to the 
meeting of the next Diocesan Convention. 

The Convention of 1868 met in Tarboro, and the Bishop 
once more recommended the election of an Assistant Bishop, but 
the Convention decided to take no action in the matter for the 
present. 

In 1869 the Convention held at Raleigh appointed a committee 
to take into consideration the subject of increased Episcopal ser- 
vices, to report to the next Annual Convention. 

At the Convention in Edenton, in 1870, that committee reported 
but the consideration of the subject was postponed until the next 
Convention, and they were further instructed to report upon suf- 
fragan Bishops. 

The Convention of 1871, at Warrenton, received the report 
from their committee recommending such legislation by the Gen- 
eral Convention as will authorize the election of suffragan Bishops, 
which was adopted. 

In the Convention of 1872, at Salisbury, the Bishop stated in 
his address that there was no disposition shown by the House of 
Bishops or House of Lay Delegates to amend the canon author- 
izing the election of suffragan Bishops, but two changes in the 
Constitution and Canons of the General Convention had been 
made, one to facilitate the division of Dioceses, and the other the 
election of Assistant Bishops. 

The matter of the division of the Diocese or election of an As- 
sistant Bishop was again referred to a committee, who reported 



DIOCESE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 1 9 



Proceedings 1873-1875. 



in favor of the latter proposition, to be done at the next Conven- 
tion, and that if permission be given to elect an Assistant Bishop 
it shall be done, with the understanding that as soon as possible 
the Diocese should be divided, which was adopted by the Con- 
vention. 

The Bishop, in his address to the Convention of 1873, at Fay- 
etteville, again referring to the want of more Episcopal service, 
said : "To provide for this want a division of the Diocese would 
be the best expedient, the most primitive, the most effective and 
the most satisfactory ; but, under existing legislation, is for the 
present time impracticable, and that the only remedial measure 
which could now be adopted would be the election of an Assist- 
ant Bishop, a consent to which, J am glad to learn, has been ob- 
tained from a great majority of the Dioceses in our Communion.'' 
The Convention thereupon proceeded to the election, and the 
Rev. Theodore Benedict Lyman, D. D., was chosen Assistant 
Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. 

The Convention of 1874, in St. John's Church, Wilmington, 
appointed a committee to consider and report to the next Conven- 
tion "some plan of Division for the Diocese, and, if practicable, 
such an one as will still, retain the whole State or Diocese under 
the government of one Convention or Council." 

To the Convention of 1875, at Newbern, that Committee re- 
ported : first, that application be made to the General Convention 
for the division of the Diocese, and that the following boundary 
lines be proposed, viz : the western lines of the counties of North- 
ampton, Halifax, Edgecombe, Wilson, Wayne, Sampson, Bladen, 
Columbus and Brunswick, together with a resolution in regard to 
a scheme of Federative Union and one as to an equitable division 
of the Permanent Episcopal Fund. The resolutions were or- 
dered to be spread upon the nvnutes, and a committee of five — 
three clergy and two laymen — were appointed to report to the 
next Convention a plan for division which shall leave the whole 
Church in the State under one Council, with a Standing Com- 
mittee for each Diocese, and providing for a House of Bishops 
whenever there shall be three Bishops in the State. 



20 HISTORY OF THE DIVISION OF THE 



Proceedings 1876-1877. 



The committee, under the last resolution, reported at the Con- 
vention of 1876, at Tarboro, in favor of division, and were re- 
quested to report further upon the subject at the next Convention. 

The committee appointed in 1874 reported that they deemed it 
impracticable to take any steps in regard to division, and asked 
to be discharged, which was done. 

The committee appointed in 1875 again reported to the Con- 
vention, at Charlotte in 1877, recommending the erection of a 
new Diocese consisting of all that portion of the State lying west 
of the western boundaries of the present counties of Northampton, 
Halifax, Nash, Wilson, Wayne, Sampson, Bladen and Colum- 
bus. This line was not agreed to, and a new line running east 
and west from Albemarle Sound £0 the Blue Ridge was proposed. 
This also being objected to, the whole subject was finally post- 
poned to an adjourned meeting to be held in Christ Church, Ral- 
eigh, September 12, 1877. At the adjourned meeting the Bishop 
said, in his address, that to a division of the Diocese properly 
made he had given his consent, and he did not propose now to 
withdraw it, but he did not hesitate to avow that a division would 
involve on his part a painful severance of strong ties which bound 
him to every portion of it by the reciprocal affection between him- 
self and the members of the Church. The Assistant Bishop 
made a statement of his views and asked, on account of the dif- 
ference of opinion that prevailed in regard to the division, that 
the whole matter be indefinitely postponed ; whereupon the fol- 
lowing was adopted : "Whereas, there appears to be a want ot 
such general consent in the minds of the members of this Con- 
vention as would render advisable the division of the Diocese ; 
therefore, Resolved, That it is inexpedient to proceed to the di- 
vision of the Diocese at this time," and so the matter rested. 

Bishop Atkinson died in January, 1881, and, though the sub- 
ject of division was not brought before the Convention of that 
year, it was freely discussed, not only in private circles but through 
the press, and assumed form and substance at the Convention in 
Tarboro in May, 1882. At that Convention it was resolved that 



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Final Proceedings. 



the welfare of the Church in North Carolina demanded a division 
of the Diocese, and the only question was upon the line of divis- 
ion. A majority of the committee appointed to consider the mat- 
ter reported in favor of a line "beginning on the Virginia line at 
the intersection of the northwestern line of the county of North- 
ampton and following the western line of said county and of the 
counties of Halifax, Nash, Wilson, Wayne, Sampson, Bladen and 
Columbus, and that the new Diocese shall be that portion lying 

of said line." Another line was proposed by a member of 

this committee as follows : "Running in a general east and west 
direction from the ocean to near the Blue Ridge, and thence 
northwardly near and along said Ridge to the Virginia line, said 
line running as follows, viz : Beginning in Oregon Inlet, following 
the inner beach northwardly to Albemarle Sound, thence up said 
Sound and Roanoke River to the western line of Martin county, 
thence along said line and the northern lines of Pitt, Greene, 
Wayne, Sampson, Harnett, Moore, Montgomery, Stanly, Cabar- 
rus and Mecklenburg counties, thence following the course of 
the Catawba River to Caldwell county, thence westwardly around 
said county to Wilkes county, thence on the western lines of 
Wilkes and Surry to the Virginia line." 

The majority report was adopted by the Convention, but not to 
take effect until ratified at the next Annual Convention, with such 
modification as might be then adopted. 

The Sixty-Seventh Annual Convention, in St. Peter's Church, 
Charlotte, May 23d, 1883'', consummated the division, so far as in 
their power, by adopting the following resolution : 

Resolved, That, the General Convention assenting, a new Diocese be 
formed, out of the present Diocese of North Carolina, consisting of the 
counties of Hertford, Bertie, Martin, Pitt, Greene, Wayne, Sampson, Cum- 
berland and Robeson and of all the counties lying between these counties 
and the Atlantic Ocean. 

The Bishop gave his canonical consent to the division, and the 
.General Convention, in October of the same year, ratified the act, 
and the long desired object was accomplished. 



HISTORY OF THE DIVISION 



Organization of the New Diocese. 



The Primary Convention of the new Diocese was held in Christ 
Church, Newbern, December 1 2th, 1883, and was organized under 
the name of the Diocese of East Carolina. The Rev. Alfred 
Augustin Watson, D. D , Rector of S. James' Parish, Wilmington 
was unanimously elected Bishop, and was consecrated, with im : 
posing ceremonies, in the Church of which he had been for 
twenty-one years the Rector, on Thursday of Easter week, being 
the 17th day of April, 1884. 

The following statistics have been carefully compiled from the 
U. S. Census of 1880, and the Journal of the Convention of the 
Diocese of North Carolina for 1883, and are believed to be cor- 
rect : 

Diocese of Diocese of 

North Carolina. East Carolina. 

Population— White 649,806 217,461 

Colored 328,962 203,771 

978'768 421,232 

Communicants- 3,020 2,809 

Total Contributions* #36,595 55 #30,143 6 9 



* See statement as to non-reporting Parishes, following Tables of Abstract of Parochial Reports 
for 1883. These figures include also the report cf St. John's, Wilmington, for 1882, that Parish 
having likewise made no report in 1883. 



JOURNAL 



First Annual Convention 



Protestaht Episcopal Church 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA, 



ST. PETERS CHURCH, WASHINGTON 



14th, 15th and 16th of May, A. D. 1884. 



WILMINGTON, N. C: 

W. L. De Rosset, Jr., Book and Job Printer. 

1884. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



May, 1884.] Officers of the Convention. Standing Committee. 



J)itrtm ttf JW §HraHrm + 



BISHOP AND EX OFFICIO CHAIRMAN OF THE CONVENTION. 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Wilmington. 



A. D. 1884. 

PRESIDENT OF THE CONVENTION : 

The Rev. E. M. Forbes, Beaufort, N. C. 

SECRETARY : 

The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, Washington, N. C. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY : 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Chocowinity, N. C. 

TREASURER I 

Armand J. De Rosset, M. D., Wilmington, N. C. 

HISTORIOGRAPHER: 

Col. James G. Burr, Wilmington, N. C. 

STANDING COMMITTEE : 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., A. J. De Rosset, M. D. 

The Rev. Thomas M. Ambler, John Hughes. 

The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D. 



FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Committees, Trustees, &c. [May, 



EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE 



The Rev. Israel Harding, H. G. Smallbones, 

The Rev. T. M. Ambler, J. W. Atkinson. 



COMMITTEE ON CANONS : 



The Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., John Hughes, 

The Rev. Van Winder Shields, A. J. De Rosset, M. D. 

The Rev. T. M. Ambler. 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: 



The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., George E. Miller, 

The Rev. Israel Harding, George H. Roberts, 

William Calder. 



EDUCATION COMMITTEE 



The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D., John S. Long, 

William Calder. 



CHURCH BUILDING COMMITTEE: 



The Rev. Rob't B. Drane, F. A. Boyle, 

The Rev. N. Harding, Wilson G. Lamb, 

The Rev. T. B. Haughton. 

TRUSTEES OF THE DIOCESE '. 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., George Davis, 

S. L. Fremont. 

TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH: 

The Rev. Van Winder Shields, W. B. Shepard, 

Ralph P. Buxton. 

TRUSTEES OF THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY : 

The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, A. J. De Rosset, M. D. 

The Rev. Jos. C. Huske, D. D., Henry R. Bryan, 

The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D., John Hill, 

The Rev. Israel Harding, Robert Calder, 
The Rev. Rob't B. Drane. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Deputies to General Convention. 



DEPUTIES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION: 

The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D., A. J. De Rosset, M. D., 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., John Hughes, 

The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, Jas. C. McRae, 

The Rev. T. M. Ambler, John W. Atkinson. 

SUPPLEMENTARY DEPUTIES : 

The Rev. Israel Harding, W. J. Griffin, 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, S. J. Hinsdale, 

The Rev. R. B. Drane, DuBrutz CutJar, 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, John H. Hill, M. D. 



FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Clergy List. [May, 



JtlpfptitiiJral Jfel tJ tip Sferg^ 



MAY. 1884. 



The Rt. Rev. Alfred Augustin Watson, D. D., Bishop, Wil- 
mington. 

PRIESTS. 

The Rev. Ambler, Thomas M., Rector, St. Paul's, Wilmington, 
and Examining Chaplain. 

Carmichael, James, D. D., Rector, St. John's, Wilming- 
ton, and Examining Chaplain. 

Drane, Robert B., Rector, St. Paul's, Edenton. 

Eborn, Luther, Rector, St. David's, Washington co. 

Forbes, E. M., Rector, St. Paul's, Beaufort, and Exam- 
ining Chaplain. 

Harding, Israel, Rector, St. Mary's, Kinston, Holy In- 
nocents, Lenoir county, and St. John's, Pitt county. 

Harding, Nathaniel, Rector, St. Peter's, Washington, 
Examining Chaplain and Secretary of the Conven- 
tion. 

Haughton, Thos. B., Rector, Church of the Advent, 
Williamston. 

Hughes, N. Collin, D. D., Rector, St. Paul's, Green- 
ville, and Missionary in Pitt, Craven and Beaufort 
counties, and Examining Chaplain, P.O. Chocowinity. 

Huske, Joseph C, D. D., Rector, St. John's, Fay- 
etteville. 

Kiernan, John, Rector, Christ Church, Elizabeth City. 

Shields, Van Winder, Rector, Christ Church, Newbern, 
and Examining Chaplain. 

Thorpe, Thomas M. 



DIOCESE OE EAST CAROLINA. 



Lists of Clergy, Candidates, &c. 



The Rev. Barber, Samuel S., officiating in St. John's, Makeley- 
ville, Hyde county ; P. O. Lake Comfort. 

Brady, Charles O., officiating in St. Mark's, Wilmington. 

Burr, E. Chrysostom. 

Cassey, Peter W., officiating in St. Cyprian's, Newbern. 

McDuffey, Henry S., officiating in St. Joseph's, Fay- 
etteville. 

Hughes, N. C, Jr., officiating St. John's, Durham's 
Creek. 

Meares, Armand DeR., Assistant Minister S. James', 
Wilmington, and Missionary. 

Morelle, Daniel, Teaching in Wilmington. 

Price, Nymphas E., officiating in St. Thomas', Bath. 

Windley, Robert B., officiating in Zion Church, Beau- 
fort county ; P. O. Bunyan, Beaufort co. 

CANDIDATES FOR PRIEST'S ORDERS. 

The Rev. S. S. Barber, The Rev. C. O. Brady, 

" " N. E. Price, " " A. DeR. Meares 

P. W. Cassey, 

- O J CANDIDATES FOR DEACONS' ORDERS. 

Mr. W. A. Tillinghast. 

POSTULANTS. 

H. H. Phelps, John Ravenscroft Harding 

T. E. Cutler, Claudius F. Smith. 

EXAMINING CHAPLAINS. 

The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D., The Rev. T. M. Ambler. 




The Rev. E. M. Forbes, The Rev. Van Winder Shields. 



The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., The Rev. Nathaniel Harding. 



FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Committees to Report to Next Convention. [May, 



OF 1885. 



COMMITTEE ON CANONS. 

The Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., John Hughes, 

V. W. Shields, A. J. De Rosset, M. D. 

T. M. Ambler. 

Committee appointed to Inquire and Report a Plan for the Formation of a 
League or Brotherhood to Aid the Families of the Deceased Clergymen 
in the Diocese: 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., J. W. Atkinson, 

W. L. De Rosset. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



IN THE DIOCESE, 

AND OF DELEGATES ENTITLED TO SEATS IN THE CONVENTION 

OF 1884. 



(Those marked thus * were present. Mission Stations in italics.) 

St. Thomas' Church, Bath. 
William Gaylord, Jas. F. Carrow,* 

Joseph Y. Bonner,* Joseph Crawley. 

St. Paul's Church, Beaufort. 
Jas. C. Davis, A. C. Davis, Sr., 

F. Borden Mace, Wm. Alexander, 

Alonzo Thomas, M. R. Geffroy, 

J. L. Gibble, N. W. Taylor. 

St. John's, Durham's Creek, Beaufort county. 
Edward Tripp, Joseph L. Butt,* 

A. B. Tuten, W. M. Butt.* 

St. James' Church, Beaufort county. 
D.W. Jarvis* Samuel W. Clark,' 

George L. Swindell,* T. W. J. Lewellyn. 

Trinity Church, Beaufort county. 
W. H. Patrick,* John Hughes* 

Fred Grist,* Isaac W. Hughes,* 

Harvey Bright, George Bright, 

L. B. Archbell, H. H. Barber. 

Aurora Mission, Beaufort county. 

Zion Church, Beaufort county. 
J.J. Cutler,* Benjamin Braddy,* 

C. C. N. Cutler, R. B. Cutler, 

Jesse Braddy,* A. N. Cutler, 

James H. Alligood,* John W. Alligood. 



10 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 

Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. [May, 

Holy Innoeents, Avoca, Bertie county, 

Grace Church, Bertie county. 

St. Paul's Church, Clinton. 

St. Andrew's Mission, Columbia. 

St. Paul,s Church, Edenton, 

W. B. Shepard, J. R. McCurdy, 

John G. Wood, W. Y. Warren, 

Thomas Thompson,* Frank Wood, 

H. H. Page, W. J. Leary. 

St. John, Evangelist, Mission, Edenton. 
Anderson Luton* 

Christ Church, Elizabeth City. 
St. John's Church, Fayetteville. 

S. J. Hinsdale, A. B. Dangerfield, 

F. R. Rose, John C. Haigh, Jr., 

R. S. Huske, Weldon Huske, 

John B. Broadfoot, W. E. Kyle. 

St. Joseph's Church, Fayetteville. 

D. Buxton, George H. Williams, 
F. P. Williston, W, H. Ochiltree, 

T. H. McNeil, James Williams, 

J. S. Leary, Isaac B. Hall. 

St. Mary's Church, Gatesville. 

St. Peter's Mission, Gates county. 

St. Stephen's Church, Goldsboro. 

Dr. D. Cogdell, Dr. Thomas Hill, 

O. Holmes, H. P. Dortch, 

E. F. Hatch, Dr. DuPont, 
Geo. B. Royal!, B. M. Privett- 

St. Paul's Church, Greenville. 

R. R. Cotten,* Harry Skinner, 

Dr. Richard Williams, J. F. Joyner, 

Charles Skinner,* Dr. Zeno Brown, 

J . B. Worsley * Dr. W. M. B. Brown. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. II 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



St. Martin's Church, Hamilton. 

R. H. Everett, H. J. Clarke, M. D., 

J. P. Boyle * G. C. Lamb, 

J. H. Martin* N. H. Sebrell, 

W. T. Clung * T. E. Darden. 

Holy Trinity, Hertford. 

St. George's Church, Hyde county. 

M. Selby, M. D.,* D. M. Watson, 

H. S. Gibbs* A. B. Tunnel). 

W. P. Midyett * 
Edward Clark, M. D. * 

Jamesville Mission, Jamesville. 

St. Mary's Church, Kinston. 

J. C. Washington, D. S. Davis, 

S. H. Abbott. ■ John R. Harding, 
J. B. Haskett, Levi A. Mewborn, 

Ceorge E. Miller* Walter H. Harding. 

Holy Innocents, Lenoir county. 

Nathan B. Whitfield, Christopher Turner, 

George Jones, Richard A. Jones, 

Wm. Cobb Whitfield, M. D., John H. Blount. 

St. John's Church, Makeleyville. 

W. H. Fortescue, 
Metruk Makeley, 
A. J. Tooley, 
George C. Newman. 

Christ Church, Newbern. 
John Hughes * W. H. Oliver, 

H. R. Bryan, George B. Guion, 

George H. Roberts, R. Ransom, 

John S. Long* R. H. Hilton. 

St. Cyprian's Church, Newbern. 
Carleton E. Palmer * Nathan H. Sty r on, 

John B. Brown,* Abram A. Bryan. 

St. John's Church, Pitt county. 
Wm. H. Smith, S. B. Kilpatrick, 



12 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. [May, 



St. John's Church, Pitt county. 
Fred Harding,* W. J. Laughinghouse, 

W. S. Wootten,* J. E. May, 

J. L. Tucker,* E. E. Powell. 

Grace Church, Plymouth. 
W. H. Ward, 
T. O. Vail,* 
F. A. Boyle,* 

D. S. Carraway. 

St. Barnabas' Mission, Snow Hill. 
St. Paul's Church, Vanceboro. 
St. Peter's Church, Washington. 

E. S. Hoyt,* Wm. B. Morton, 
W. A. Blount,* J. D. Myers, 

J G. Bragaw,* C. F. Ellison, 

T. H. B. Myers,* T. Cutler. 

St. Luke's Church, Washington county. 

St. David's Church, Washington county. 
D. Spruill,* H. H. Hardison, 

N. O. Eborn,* E. Dunstan, 

Arthur Collins, A. Armstrong, 

C. L. Pettigrew* S. S. Woodley. 

Church of the Advent, Williamston. 
Wilson G. Lamb,* Alexander Smith, 

Jos. M. Sitterson, Wheeler Martin, 

Gideon Lamb,* Thos. S. Burbank. M. D. 

W, Z. Morton, Jr. , A. B. Cofield. 

S. James' Church, Wilmington. 
A. J. De Rosset, M. D.,* James G. Burr, 

W. L. De Rosset,* Clayton Giles, 

J. W. Atkinson * R. E. Calder, 

William Calder,* J. L. Boatwright. 

St. John's Church, Wilmington. 
S. L. Fremont, A. Holmes, 

Joshua T.James, John J. Fowler, * 

Walter Rutland, O. P. Meares, Jr.,* 

W. H. Green, John E. Lippitt. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 1 3 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 

St. Mark's Church, Wilmington. 
J. G. Norwood, J. O. Nixon, 

John H. Davis, G. W. Betts, 

Valentine Howe, J, H. Rhone, 

W.J.Stewart, R. P. Hall. 

St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 
R. G. Rankin, R. E. Heide, 

W. G. McRae, F. H. Mitchell, 

H. A. Burr, W. H. Bernard, 

R. B. Wood, DuBrutz Cutlar. 

St. Thomas' Church, Windsor. 
D. C. Winston * L. S. Webb, 

J. J. Jacocks * ' J. A. Grant, 

Theophilus Overby,* J. B, Grey, 

Francis D. Winston,* H. K. Parker. 

St. John's Church, Winton. 



FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 



First Day. Organization. [Mat 



JOURNAL 



tamimtjs n\ ifp SmwtjitHmt xr| 1884 + 



FIRST DAY. 

St. Peter's Church, Washington, N. C, 

Wednesnay, May 14, 1884. 

The First Annual Convention ofthe Protestant Episcopal Church 
in the Diocese of East Carolina assembled in St. Peter's Church, 
Washington, at 10 o'clock A. M. 

The Rt. Rev. the Bishop of the Diocese offered prayers and 
called the Convention to order. 

The Secretary called the roll, and the following Clergymen 
answered to their names : 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., 

" " N. C. Hughes, D. D., 

"' " Israel Harding, 

" " Luther Eborn, 

" " John Kiernan, 

" " Nathaniel Harding, 

" " Robert B. Drane, 

" . " C. O. Brady, 

" " N. E. Price, 

" " R. B. Windley, 

" " N. C. Hughes, Jr., 

" " H. S. McDuffey. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. I 5 



Opening Services. Election of Officers. 



The following Delegates, entitled to seats in the Convention, 
answered to their names : 

Jos. L. Butt, D. W. Jarvis, Samuel S. Clark, J. J. Cutler, Jesse 
Braddy, Jas. H. Alligood, Thomas Thompson, R. R. Cotten, W. 
T. Clary, J. H. Martin, N. B. Whitfield, W. Cobb Whitfield, M. D., 
Fred. Harding, W. S. Wootten, J. L. Tucker, E. S. Hoyt, W. A. 
Blount, M. D., J. G. Bragaw, T. H. B. Myers, D. Spruill, N. O. 
Eborn, C. L. Pettigrew, Gideon Lamb, W. G. Lamb, A. J. 
De Rosset, M. D., W. L. De Rosset, John J. Fowler, O. P. 
Meares, Jr., Frank D. Winston, J. J. Jacocks, William Calder, 
John R. Hughes, Fred Grist, Wm. A. Patrick— 34. 

A quorum of both orders being present, the Bishop declared 
the Convention duly organized, and, 

On motion, the Convention took a recess for Divine Service. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. R. B. Drane and the 
Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., the Rev. James Carmichael, D D., read- 
ing the Litany. The Bishop began the office for the Admistra- 
tion of the Holy Communion, the Epistle being read by the Rev. 
Israel Harding, and the Gospel by the Rev. Jos. C. Huske D. D. 
The Sermon was preached by the Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., 
from Zech. iv : 6 : "Not by might, nor by power, but by my 
Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts." [See Appendix A — II.] The 
offerings of the congregation for Diocesan Missions were received 
and presented by the Bishop. The Bishop proceeded with the 
Administration of the Holy Communion, being assisted by the 
Rev. Dr. Huske and the Rev. N. Harding. 

After Divine Service the Convention reassembled, and, 

On motion, the Rev. E. M. Forbes was unanimously elected 
President. 

On motion the Rev. N. Harding was elected Secretary. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That all Clergymen, Rectors or Assistant Ministers of Parishes 
within the limits of the Diocese of East Carolina, who were so resident at 
the time of the organization of said Diocese, are entitled to seats in this 
Convention as members thereof. 



1 6 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Fraternal Greetings. [May. 



Wm. Calder obtained leave and offered the following resolu- 
tion : 

Resolved, That the Secretary be instructed to send the following by tele- 
graph to the Secretary of the Convention of North Carolina: 

"The Diocese of East Carolina in Convention assembled send fraternal 
greeting to their brethren of North Carolina, praying that the Holy Ghost 
may direct, sanctify and govern them and us in our present work." 

Carried. 

On motion of F. D. Winston the Convention then adjourned 
till 5 o'clock P. M. 



Wednesday, 5 o'clock P. M. 

The Bishop called the Convention to order. 
The Secretary read the following telegram from the Conven- 
tion of South Carolina : 

Charleston, S. C, May r4, 1S84. 
To Bishop Watson : 

The Ninety-fourth Annual Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina 
sends fiaternal greetings to the First Convention of East Carolina. 

[Signed] W. B, W. HOWE, PresH Convention. 

On motion of F. D. Winston the following dispatch was sent 
in reply : 

The First Annual Convention of the Diocese of East Carolina recipro- 
cates the fraternal greeting of the Annual Convention of the Diocese of 
South Carolina, and prays that a wise 1'rovidence will guide, direct and bless 
them and us in our work. 

A. A. WATSON, Bishop. 

Col. Atkinson's motion was then taken up. 

John S. Long offered the following as an amendment : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Canons be instructed to report at the 
earliest moment a modification of the Constitution and Canons, and that 



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1884.] Report of Committees on Finance and Canon. 

Clergymen belonging to the Diocese but not entitled to serts be allowed all 
the privileges of the Convention, except the right to vote, until such report 
shall have been made and adopted by the Convention. 

On motion of William Calder the whole subject was indefi- 
nitely postponed. 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., read the report of the Commit- 
tee on Finance : 

The Committee on Finance report that they have examined the accounts 
of the Treasurer, have compared them with the vouchers, and find them in 
order and correct. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Chairman. 

F. D. Winston nominated Dr. A. J. De Rosset for Treasurer 
and moved that his election be made unanimous. Carried. 

Rev. Dr. Huske, of the Committee on Canons, read report of 
that Committee as follows : 

The Committee on Canons ask leave to report: That upon examination of 
the Constitution and Canons and Rules of Order as changed by resolution 
of the Primary Convention, with a view to a general report on this subject, 
they find a conflict between Rule of Order No. V. and Sec. ] of Canon VIII. 
in regard to the number of persons which shall compose the Committees on 
Elections, New Parishes and Unfinished Business, which needs to be removed 
by the immediate action of the Convention in order to relieve the Bishop or 
President of the Convention from the necessity of violating either the Rule 
of Order or the Canon in appointing the aforesaid committees. 

The Committee do not deem it worth while to put into this report the his- 
tory of the changes which have taken place in the Canon and Rule of Order 
since their first adoption, which would show how this conflict happened to 
arise, viz: by inadvertent adoption of the recommendation of the Committee 
on Canons of 1881, but ask the consent of the Convention, after verbal ex- 
planation of the matter, to the adoption of the following resolutions : 

Resolved, 1st, That all after the words "Section 1" of Canon VIII. be 
stricken out, and the following be inserted : "The following shall be the 
Regular Committees of the Convention of this Diocese : 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 

[1.] In addition to the Standing Committee there shall be annually elected 



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Report of Committee on Canons. [May 



the following Committees, who shall remain in office until the election of their 
successors, viz : An Executive Missionary Committee and a Church Building 
Committee, to consist each of five, and an Education Committee, to consist 
of three persons, besides the Bishop who shall be ex officio Chairman of 
said Committees. 

There shall be annually appointed by the Bishop, or in his absence by the 
President of the Convention, the following Committees, who shall remain in 
office until their successors are appointed, viz : a Committee on Canons, to 
consist of three clergymen and two laymen, and a Committee on Finance, to 
consist of two clergymen and three laymen. 

OTHER COMMITTEES. 

[2.] The following Committees shall also be appointed by the Bishop or 
President of the Convention as soon as may be after the opening of the Con- 
vention, viz : The Committee on Elections, the Committee on New Parishes, 
the Committee on Unfinished Business, to consist each of one clergyman 
and two laymen, and the Committee on the State of the Churchi 
to consist of three clergymen and two laymen. 

Resolved, 2d, That Rule of Order No. V. be amended so as to read as 
follows : 

V. The following Committees shall be appointed by the Bishop or presid- 
ing officer as soon as may be after the opening of the Convention, viz : 

The Committee on Elections; 

The Committee on New Parishes ; 

The Committee on Unfinished Business, 
to consist each of one clergymen and two laymen, and 

The Committee on the State of the Church, 
to consist of three clergymen and two laymen. 

Resolved, 3d, That the Constitution and Canons and Rules of Order as 
amended by act of this Convention, together with all propositions to make 
further changes in the same which may be adopted by this Convention be 
referred to the Committee on Canons, with instructions to report to the 
next Annual Convention of the Diocese, 

J. C. HUSKE, Chairman. 

The resolutions offered by the Committee were adopted. 
Col. Atkinson moved that Rule of Order No. V. be altered to 
accord with Canon just adopted. Carried. 

Rev. E. M. Forbes moved that visiting clergymen and candi- 



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^.] Report of Standing Committee. 



elates for Holy Orders be invited to seats in the Convention. 
Carried. 

The Rev. R. B. Drane moved that the Secretary be authorized 
to draw on the Treasurer for money to purchase a suitable book 
for Minutes, and other necessary expenses. Carried. 

The Rev. Dr. Huske presented and read the report of the 
Standing Committee. 

REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE DIOCESE OK 
EAST CAROLINA. 

The Standing Committee respectfully report that immediately after their 
election by the Primary Convention of the Diocese at Newbern, in Decem- 
ber last, they organized by the election of the Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., as 
President and Dr, A. J. De Rosset as Secretary. 

Under order of the Committee made at said meeting the necessary Testi- 
monials weie prepared by the Secretary and transmitted to the Standing 
Committees of all the different Dioceses of this Church, notifying them of 
the election by the Primary Convention of this Diocese of the Rev. Alfred 
Augustin Watson, D. D., Rector of S. James' Church, Wilmington, N. C, 
as Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina, and asking their consent to his 
consecration, and that upon the receipt by him of the consent of the Stand- 
ing Committees of thirty-four out of the forty- eight Dioceses of this Church, 
under order of the Committee made at a meeting held in Wilmington, Feb. 
12,1884, the Evidence of such Consent, together with other Testimonials, 
were forwarded to the Presiding Bishop. 

The Committee deem it proper to state, as a part of their report, that un- 
der the order of the Presiding Bishop the consecration of the said Rev. 
Alfred Augustin Watson, D. D., took place in S. James' Church, in the city 
of Wilmington. N. C, on the 17th day of April, 1884, being the Thursday in 
Easter Week, the Rt. Rev. William Mercer Green, D. D., Bishop of Missis- 
sippi, being Consecrator, assisted by Rt. Rev. William Bell White Howe, 
Bishop of South Carolina, and Rt. Rev. Theodore Benedict Lyman, D. D., 
Bishop of North Carolina. The Sermon was preached by Rt. Rev. Bishop 
Lyman, from Acts i: 20 : "And his Bishopric let another take." The Bishop 
elect was presented by the Rt Rev. Bishop Howe, D. D., and the Rt. Rev. 
Bishop A. M. Randolph, D. D., Assistant Bishop of Virginia. Rt. Rev 
Henry Adams Neely, D. D., Bishop of Maine, and the Rt. Rev. Bishop 
George F. Seymour, D. D., Bishop of Springfield, were present and took 
part in the services. They deem it proper also to add that at the time Or 
said Consecration they had received the consent of the Standing Commit, 
tees of forty-six of the forty-eight Dioceses of this Church, and that since 



20 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 

Second Day. Telegram from Diocese of North Carolina. [Mat 

that event they have received the consent of the Standing Committees of 
the remaining two Dioceses, with letters explaining the delay of their papers 
and expressing their regrets for its occurrence, together with most cordial 
good wishes for the weltare of the newly consecrated Bishop and his 
Diocese. 

On April 17, 1884, the Committee gave their consent to the admission of 
Robert Strange to the Holy Order of Deacons. 

J, C. HUSKE, PresH. 

On motion it was resolved that the sessions of the Convention 
shall be from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M., and from 4 to 7 P. M. 

On motion of the Rev. N. C. Hughes the Convention adjourned 
to 10 A. M. Thursday. 



SECOND DAY. 

St. Peter's Church, Washington, N. C, \ 
Thursday, May 15, 1884, 10 A. M. f 

< After Morning Prayer the Bishop called the Convention to 
order. 

i The Secretary called the roll, and the following members, in 
addition to those present on yesterday, answered to their names : 
Rev. E. M. Forbes, Rev. Van Winder Shields, Rev. T. M. Am- 
bler, Rev. Thomas B. Haughton, Messrs. Samuel W. Clark, Chas. 
Skinner, Edward Clark, M. D., S. H. Abbott, George E. Miller, 
John Hughes, George H. Roberts, John S. Long, W. H. Oliver, 
Carleton E. Palmer, John B. Brown, F. O. Vail, F. A. Boyle, 
Wilson G. Lamb, Francis D. Winston. 
\ The minutes of yesterday's session were read and approved. 

The Secretary read a telegram from the Diocese of North Car- 
olina as follows : 

Oxford, N. C, May 14, 1884. 
Rev. N. Harding, Secretary : 
The Convention of North Carolina sends its cordial greetings and best 

wishes to the Convention of East Carolina. 

T. B. LYMAN, Bishop. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 21 



1884.] Regular Committees. Bishop's Address. 

The Bishop appointed the following Regular Committees : 

COMMITTEE ON CANONS: 

Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., John Hughes, 

" V. W. Shields, A. J. De Rosset, M. D. 

" T. M. Ambler, 

COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE CHURCH : 

Rev. Robert B. Drane, F. D. Winston, 

" Luther Eborn, J. G. Bragaw. 

" N. C. Hughes, Jr., 

COMMITTEE OF FINANCE : 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., George E. Miller, 

" Israel Harding, George H. Roberts, 

William Calder. 

COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS: 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., O. P. Meares, Jr., 

E. S. Hoyt. 

COMMITTEE ON NEW PARISHES: 

Rev. Thomas B. Haughton, F. A. Boyle, 

R. H. Everett. 

COMMITTEE ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

Rev. N. E. Price, C. L. Pettigrew, 

R. R. Cotton. 

The Bishop read his Annual Address (see Appendix A — I.), 
which, on motion of the Rev. Dr. Huske, was referred to the 
Committee on the State of the Church. 

The Rev. R. B. Drane read the following report from the 
Church Building Committee : 

The Church Ruilding Committee respectfully report that no business has 
come before it, 

R. B. DRANE, Chairman. 



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Report of Committee on Canons. Committee on Clerical League. [May 



The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., Chairman of the Committee 
on Canons, submitted resolutions as follows : 

Resolved, ist, That where the words "North Carolina" occur in the title 
page on Canons of the Diocese the words "East Carolina" be substituted. 

Resolved, 2d, That in Canon XVII., Section r, the word "six" be stricken 
out and the word "three" be inserted, and that in the same Canon the words 
"of Raleigh, of Charlotte and of Morganton" be stricken out. 

Col. W. L. De Rosset moved to amend by striking out all ref- 
erence to the title page. 

F. D. Winston moved to table the amendment. Carried, and 

The resolutions were adopted. 

Rev. T. M. Ambler offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That Section 2 of Canon XIX. be amended by striking out in 
the second line the clause "the clerical members of the Diocesan Conven- 
tion" and also the last sentence of said Canon. 

On motion of Dr. A. J. De Rosset the resolution was referred 
to the Committee on Finance. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That a committee of three, of which the Bishop shall be chair- 
man, be appointed to inquire and report to the Convention of this Diocese, 
at its next session, a plan for the formation ot a league or brotherhood to 
aid the families of deceased clergymen in this Diocese. 

Carried. 

The Bishop appointed J. W. Atkinson and W. L. De Rosset as 
such committee. 

Col. W. L. De Rosset introduced the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Constitution of this Diocese be amended by omit- 
ting the word "Convention" and inserting "Council" wherever the former 
occurs as referring to the representative body of the Church in this Diocese. 

Referred to Committee on Canons. 

Dr. A. J. De Rosset presented the following as a proposed 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 23 



j.] Proposed Constitution. 



Constitution, and moved its reference to the Committee on 
Canons : 

ARTICLE I. 

This Diocese, embracing all that portion of the territory of the State of 
North Carolina including the counties of Hertford, Bertie, Martin, Pitt, 
Greene, Wayne, Sampson, Cumberland and Robeson, and all the counties 
lying between these counties and the Atlantic Ocean, as established by the 
Sixty-seventh Convention of the Diocese of North Carolina in May, 1883, at 
Charlotte, shall be known as the Diocese of East Carolina. 

ARTICLE II. 

The Church in this Diocese acceeds to and adopts the Constitution of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, as set forth 
in the General Convention thereof, and acknowledges its authority accord- 
ingly. 

OR, 

The Church in this Diocese acceeds to the Constitution of that branch of 
the Holy Catholic Church known as the Protestant Episcopal Church in the 
United States of America, and recognizes the authority of the General Con- 
vention thereof. 

ARTICLE III. 

Sec. r. For the purpose of receiving reports and other information as to 
the condition and progress of the Church in this Diocese, and of consulting 
upon such measures and enacting such laws as may seem good for its 
welfare and government, there shall be held an Annual Council to meet 
within the Diocese on the Wednesday next succeeding the fourth Sunday 
after Easter in each year, at such place as may have been designated by a 
preceding Council, or appointed by other authority of the Diocese as may 
by Canon be provided. 

Sec. 2. The Council shall be composed of the two Orders, Clerical and 
Lay. 

Sec. 3. The Bishop of the Diocese, or in his absence the Assistant Bishop, 
if there be one, or the Bishop in charge, as representing the Episcopal au- 
thority shall, if present, preside at all meetings of he Council. 

Sec. 4. Every clergyman of the Church having been canonically connected 
with and resident within the Diocese for twelve months preceding any 
meeting of the Council, including such portion of the time as he may have 
been a candidate for orders, shall be entitled to a seat and vote in the Coun- 
cil, provided that the restrictions as above in regard to residence shall no} 
apply to Professors, &c. (see Section 3 Article III. old Constitution.) 



24 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 

Resolutions to Amend the Constitution and Favoring the Church Messenger. [May 

Sec. 5. Each regularly organized Parish now within the Diocese, or which 
may hereafter be admitted into union with the Council, shall be entitled to 

be represented by one or more Lay Delegates not exceeding -, chosen 

by the Vestry from among the male communicants of the Parish, and in case 
of any Parish having no male communicant, the Vestry may elect one or 
more delegates duly qualified as above from any other Parish or Parishes of 
the Diocese, Provided, that no person shall be allowed to represent more 
than one Parish in the same meeting of the Council. No person, Clerical or 
Lay, under Ecclesiastical censure, publicly declared by a competent tribunal, 
shall be admissable to a seat in the Council. 

Sec. 6. It shall be lawful for the Council to provide by Canon foi the ex. 
elusion or suspension of Lay Representation from any Parish neglecting or 
refusing to be represented in the Council for two successive years, or neg- 
lecting or refusing to comply with any lawful requirement of the Council, 
provided that a vote of two-thirds of those present in both Orders shall be 
required for such exclusion or suspension. 

Sec. 7. If any Parish shall neglect or decline to appoint Lay Delegates, or 
shall have been excluded or suspended from the right of doing so by the 
Council, or if any or all those appointed shall not be present, such Parish 
shall nevertheless be bound by the acts of the Council. 

On motion referred to the Committee on Canons. 
F. A. Boyle offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the 1st Article of the Constitution be amended so as to 
read, " The Church in the Diocese of East Carolina," instead of "the Church 
in this Diocese." 

Referred to the Committee on Canons. 
Col. W. L. De Rosset offered the following : 

Resolved, That the question relating to the time and place for the assem- 
bling of the next Annual Convention be referred to a committee of three. 

Col. Atkinson moved to amend by striking out "place." Lost. 

The original resolution was also lost. 

John S. Long introduced a resolution as follows : 

Resolved^ That the Church Messenger, published in Charlotte, and edited 
by the Rev. E. N. Joyner, is a religious journal of high character and effect- 
ive influence, that it has rendered good service to the cause of religion in 



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New Parishers. Gen. Theo. Seminary. N. C. Scholarship Fund. 



North Carolina, and that we recommend it to the confidence and support of 
all the Clergy and Laity within the bounds of this Diocese. 

Carried. 

Dr. A. J. De Rosset moved that all clergymen who are accord- 
ed a seat in this Convention be invited to take part in the discus- 
sions of this body. Carried. 

On motion of O. P. Meares, Jr., the following resolution was 
referred to the Committee on Canons : 

Resolved, That the world "twelve" in Section 3 Article III be stricken 
out and the word "six inserted, so as to read, "As well as having been a 
resident therein for six calendar months." 

The Rev. Thomas B. Haughton read the following report from 
the Committee on New Parishes : 

The Committee on New Parishes respectfully report that they have ex- 
amined the papers relating to the formation of St. Cyprian's Mission, New- 
bern, and find them in due form and correct, and do therefore recommend 
the admission of the Parish, and that the delegates therefrom be admitted to 
seats. 

Adopted. 

Rev. Israel Harding offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That this Convention listened to the Opening Sermon yester- 
day by the Rev. N. C. Hughes, with great pleasure and interest, and desire 
to express their appreciation by asking of him a copy of same for publica- 
tion. 

Carried. 

Rev. B. B. Drane introduced the following : 

Whereas, In the resolution adopted by the Convention in St. Peter's, 
Charlotte, with reference to a division of the permanent funds of the Diocese 
of North Carolina, did not name the North Carolina Scholarship Fund in 
the General Theological Seminary ; therefore, 

Resolved, That the attention of the Joint Committee be called to this 
Fund, and it be authorized to take final action for this Diocese. 

Carried. 



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St. Cyprian's Parish. Historical Preface. [Mat, 



Rev. N. E. Price submitted this report : 

Your Committee on Unfinished Business beg leave to report that they 
have examined the Abstract of the Proceedings of the Primary Convention 
of the Diocese of East Carolina, and find therein nothing requiring a report 
to this Convention. 

N. E. PRICE, Chairman. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson moved to reconsider the vote by which 
St. Cyprian's Parish, was admitted in the Diocese. Carried. 

Re-referred to Committee on New Parishes, reported on favor- 
ably by committee, and the report was adopted by the Conven- 
tion. 

Dr. A. J. De Rosset moved that the Treasurer be authorized 
to pay the expenses of such clergy as are in attendance upon this 
Convention being in charge of Parishes but not entitled to seats. 
Carried. 

Col. W. L. De Rosset moved to adjourn till 4 P. M. Carried. 



Thursday, May 15 — 4.20 P. M. 

The Bishop called the Convention to order. 

The Secretary, under instruction from the Primary Convention, 
reported that he had prepared a full record of the proceedings of 
that Convention, together with an historical preface, written by 
the Rev. R. B. Drane. 

On motion of Dr. De Rosset the preface was referred to a 
committee of three for revision and correction, the committee to 
report to-morrow. 

The Bishop appointed the committee as follows : Rev. R. B. 
Drane, Col. W. L. De Rosset and Maj. John Hughes. 

The following telegram was received and read : 

The Convention of the Diocese of Georgia send fraternal greetings to the 
Bishop and Diocese of East Carolina on their first meeting in Convention. 

Rev. W. C. HUNTER, 
SAMUEL HALL. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 2"] 



Permanent Committees. 



On motion, Rev. Van Winder Shields and F. A. Boyle were 
appointed to respond to this telegram. 

On motion of Dr. A. J. De Rosset the Convention went into 
the election of committees. The following were elected : 

STANDING COMMITTEE : 

Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., Rev. T. M. Ambler, Rev. N. C. Hughes 
and Messrs. A. J. De Rosset, M. D., and John Hughes. 

MISSIONARY COMMITTEE: 

The Bishop ex-officio, Rev. I. Harding, Rev. T. M. Ambler and 
Messrs. J. W. Atkinson and H. G. Smallbones. 

EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE: 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., and Messrs. John S. Long and Wil- 
liam Calder. 

CHURCH BUILDING COMMITTEE: 

The Bishop ex officio, Revs. R. B. Drane, N. Harding, T. B. 
Haughton, and Messrs. F. A. Boyle and W. G. Lamb. 

Col. W. L. De Rosset read the following in the name of St. 
James' Parish, Wilmington : 

The delegation of S. James' Parish, Wilmington, under instructions from 
its Vestry, hereby tender to the Diocese of East Carolina the undivided one- 
fourth interest of said Parish in a certain piece of property located in the 
city of Wilmington, on Orange between Fifth and Sixth streets, occupied 
by the late Bishop Atkinson, and known as the "Episcopal residence," in 
fee simple, with the provision that should the Diocese at any time sell their 
interest, the proceeds thereof shall not be invested outside of the city of 
Wilmington. 

On motion of F. D. Winston the offer was accepted under the 
conditions imposed, with thanks. 

The Secretary read a communication from the Secretary of the 
House of Clerical and Lay Deputies in regard to proposed 
changes in Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the General Church. Con- 
curred in. 



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Trustees University of the South. Report of Com. on Ravenscroft Mission. [May 



Dr. De Rosset moved to go into the election of Trustees of the 
University of the South, and that the following be elected viva 
voce : Rev. V. W. Shields, W. B. Shepard, and R. P. Buxton. 
Carried. 

A motion of Col. De Rosset to go into election of Deputies to 
the General Convention was lost. 

A communication was read from the Vestry of St. Stephen's 
Parish, Goldsboro, inviting the Convention to hold its next meet- 
ing in Goldsboro. 

F. D. Winston moved that the selection of place of the next 
meeting of Convention be made the order of the day for 10 A. 
M. to-morrow. Carried. 

Col. Atkinson read the following report for the Committee in 
Relation to the Ravenscroft Mission and Training School : 

The Committee appointed by the Convention of the Diocese of North 
Carolina in May, 1883, to inquire into the title to the property and funds of 
the Ravenscroft Associate Mission and Training School, and the trusts upon 
which said property and funds are held, and to report the same to this 
Convention, and to report further whether any action ought to be taken in 
regard thereto by this Convention, beg leave respectfully to report : 

I. That the real estate belonging to the Institution, consists of about thir- 
teen acres of land in the town of Asheville, with the buildings and improve- 
ments thereon, now used for the purposes of the Training School and As- 
sociate Mission. This property was conveyed to the Trustees of the Diocese 
by the Rev. Jarvis Buxton, D. D., by two deeds of date respectively Sept. 
12th, 1863, and July 29th, 1868, "for the use of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in North Carolina, and in order to carry out the terms upon which 
the grantor had received the property. These terms are fully expressed in 
a deed and a bond, both dated July nth, 1855, from the late William Patton, 
in which said Patton conveys part of the said tracts to the Rev- Jarvis Bux- 
ton for the sum of $4,000, and covenants to convey the rest upon the pay- 
ment of the further sum of $800, which sum of #800 was afterwards paid, and 
a deed taken for the rest of the property. The condition of said bond and 
deed are that the said Rev. Jarvis Buxton "will hold, use and appropriate 
the same (tract of 13 acres) as a site upon which to erect and keep up a 
Classical and Theological School." It is further provided that after thesaid 
property has been improved, and the Rev. Jarvis Buxton has reimbursed 
himself for his expenses incurred thereby, "he shall convey the same to the 
Trustees of the Episcopal Church for the Diocese of North Carolina, to he 



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1SS4.] Ravenscroft Mission and Training School. 



held and appropriated by them and their successors for the purpose afore- 
said." There is a further condition that if the property ceases to be used 
for the purpose designated it shall be appropriated to the reimbursement of 
those who contributed towards its purchase and improvement, 

Besides the real estate there is — 

II. An Endowment Fund amounting to $7,086, raised chiefly by the per- 
sonal exertions of Bishop Atkinson, and during his life held by him as Trus- 
tee. In his will, after naming the several investments constituting this 
Fund, he says : "I give and bequeath them all to the Trustees of the Dio- 
cese of North Carolina for the use and benefit of said Training School'." 

There is also a fund called — 

III. The Hix Fund, amounting at the time of Bishop Atkinson's 
death to the sum of #5,758 in invested funds, and also some lands in Canada 
and in Detroit of not much present value. Of this property Bishop Atkin- 
son says in his will : "I hold certain property under the will of the late Miss 
Hix of Detroit, Michigan, to be used in my Diocese for the benefit of the 
mountain region, and still more particularly for the counties of ^Vatauga and 
Mitchell. * * * This property I hereby give and bequeath my right, 
title and interest in to the Trustees of the Dioceee of North Carolina, to be 
used for the purpose alone mentioned, and especially for tjie benefit of 
the Training School at Asheville until that shallbe otherwise endowed." 

It may be remarked in passing that Bishop Atkinson's power of disposing 
of the Hix Fund was more unlimited than the above extract from his will 
might seem to indicate. It has been left in the first instance for the support 
of a Mission in Mitchell county, which had been discontinued for some years 
at the time of Bishop Atkinson's death, and in her will Miss Hix provides "in 
case of said Church or Mission (in Mitchell county) being discontinued; 
then in trust for the benefit and use of any other Church or Mission which 
he or his successors may establish within the Diocese of North Carolina. 

IV. The only other property of the Institution is a Theological Library ot 
some 1,500 volumes, the greater part being a bequest from Bishop Atkin- 
son. This Library is valued at #3,000. 

It appears from the above summary of facts in regard to the property of 
the Ravenscroft Associate Mission and Training School that the real estate 
in Asheville was secured in the first instance by the Rev. Jarvis Buxton, 
D. D.; that it was granted and conveyed to the Trustees of the Diocese to 
be used as a site for a Classical and Theological School, and that it cannot 
be diverted from that use without destroying the title of the Church to the 
property. 

It further appears that both the Endowment proper and the Hix Fund 



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Report of Committee on Finance. [May 



have been vested in the Trustees of the Diocese for the particular purpose 
of supporting the School established upon that site. 

It would therefore seem clear that none of the above property and funds 
are in any proper sense of the word Diocesan property. The Diocese in- 
deed holds the property, but holds it only for the purpose of effectuating the 
trusts created by the several instruments conveying the property, namely, 
to maintain the School at Asheville. No part of the property, either per- 
sonal or real, can be taken by the Diocese for any other purpose. There- 
fore it seems to your Committee that the division of the Diocese necessi- 
tates no action with regard to the property and funds of the Ravenscroft 
Associate Mission and Training School. There is no such beneficial interest 
as can be subject to division and partition between the two Dioceses. The 
Diocese of North Carolina is charged with the execution of a trust, the ben- 
efits of which are intended to be enjoyed, not so much by the Diocese as by 
the particular section of country in which the school is situated. 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

JOS. BLOUNT CHESHIRE, Jr., 

R. H. SMITH, 

JOHN WILDER ATKINSON. 

On motion referred to the Joint Committee on the Division of 
the Property of the Old Diocese. 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., read the following report from the 
Committee on Finance: 

The Finance Committee respectfully report that they have taken into 
consideration the subject committed to them by the Primary Convention 
held in Newbern in December last, viz: to report to this Convention some 
plan for increasing the Permanent Episcopal Fund. They are unanimously, 
of the opinion that it is not advisable at this time to appoint a special agent 
for this purpose. If in addition to the income from that portion of the Per- 
manent Episcopal Fund to which this Diocese is entitled the assessments 
on the Parishes for the Episcopal and Contingent Fund are fully paid, 
there ought to be a surplus, which may, as hitherto, be applied to the grad- 
ual increase of the Permanent Episcopal Fund. In addition to this we may 
hope that, by the Divine blessing, there will be a growth in the Church in 
this Diocese, and with this a constant increase of the sum derived from the 
assessments, and thus an ever accelerating increase of the Permanent Epis- 
copal Fund. They would recommend, however, to those whom God has 
blessed with the means of so doing, a consideration of the propriety of spe- 
cial donations to this Fund while they are living, or of bequests in making 
their wills. They would also urge upon delinquent Parishes the duty of 
discharging the arrearages which are reported against them in the Treasur- 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 3 1 

1884.] Report of Committee on Finance. 

er's Report for 1883 We find there something over$i,6oo, which should be 
paid, and thus materially strengthen this Fund. 

An examination of the Treasurer's Report shows that not more than about 
one-third of the Parishes and Mission Stations are in the habit of contribut- 
ing anything at all either to the Relief, the Education or the Church Build- 
ing Fund, although Canon XXI. requires every clergyman to take up at 
least one collection annually in aid of each of these Funds Your Com- 
mittee are not willing to believe that two-thirds of our clergymen, or 
indeed any of them, wilfully violate and set at naught the law of the 
Church, but that it is in a very great measure owing to inadvertence, or 
in great part to the fact that no definite time being appointed for mak- 
ing these collections it is put off from period to period, and thus at last 
neglected altogether. It is believed that attention might be more gene- 
rally directed to the making of these collections by requiring them to be 
taken at certain specified times, and we recommend that this be done. 

Your committee are also deeply impressed with the imperative necessity 
of larger and more general contributions to the Missionary Fund of the 
Diocese. Despite the law requiring that collections be taken up in behalf 
of this Fund in every Parish twelve times or at least four times annually, 
from a considerable number of our Parishes there are no returns what- 
ever except what are derived from collections taken up by the Bishop 
at his visitations. Indeed the entire sum derived from Parochial collec- 
tions in the whole Diocese of North Carolina for the year 1883 amounts 
to only $776 56, a sum less than that derived from collections by the 
Bishop at his visitations, which amounted to $783 81. Nor need we expect 
our claims to Apostolic Authority to be recognized by the multitudes, with- 
out our fold, while we thus lag behind Apostolic practice. In about twelve 
of the thirty-two counties lying within the limits of East Carolina we have 
not a single Parish or Missionary Station. To reach and occupy this great 
Mission field we must greatly increase our contributions to the Diocesan 
Missionary Fund. 

Your Committee therefore earnestly request of the clergy a strict compli- 
ance with Section 1st of Canon XXI. requiring monthly or at least quarterly 
collections in aid of this Fund, 

But we are also persuaded that in order to foster a due sense of responsi- 
bility in regard to all matters of a financial character and to stimulate the 
Parishes to greater exertion, it should be the duty of all Rectors and of all 
Vestries to present in person to the Bishop at all his regular Visitations a 
full statement of the financial condition of their respective Parishes. 

We therefore recommend the adoption of the following resolution : 

Resolved, 1st, That Canon XXL, Sec 1, be amended by striking out all 
after the word "Diocese" in the fourth line ; that sec. 2 be numbered sec. 3, 
and that the following words be substituted as sec. 2 of the amended Canon: 
"It shall also be the duty of every clergyman to make collections in the 



32 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Third Day. Place and Time of Meeting of Next Convention. [May 

Parish or Parishes under his charge on every Thanksgiving Day in aid of 
the Relief Fund ; on every Christmas Day in aid of the Church Building 
Fund, and on every Whitsunday in behalf of the Education Fund ; and 
should it be impracticable to make any of these collections at the time spec- 
ified he shall take up the collection on the next occasion of public set vice 
thereafter. 

Resolved, 2d, That it shall be the duty of all Rectors and Vestries upon 
every occasion of a visitation by the Bishop to report to and confer with him 
in regard to all matters pertaining to the financial condition of the Parish. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES. Chairman. 

On motion the Convention adjourned till 10 o'clock A* M. 
Friday. 



THIRD DAY. 

Washington, N. C, May 16, 1884. 

The Convention met at 10 A. M. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read and approved. 

George E. Miller moved that the next Annual Convention be 
held in Kinston. 

John S. Long moved to amend by substituting Goldsboro. 
Lost. 

The original resolution was adopted. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson moved that the time of meeting shall be 
the second Wednesday in May, 1885. 

Col. W. L. De Rosset moved to amend by substituting fourth 
Wednesday in May. 

Dr. A. J. De Rosset moved that the time of meeting be made 
the first Wednesday after the fourth Sunday after Easter. Lost 

Jos. L. Butt moved to substitute the last Wednesday in Octo- 
ber. Lost. 

Rev. R. B. Drane moved as a substitute that it be made second 
Wednesday in November, 1885. Lost. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 33 

1884.] Time of Meeting of Next Convention. Report of Committee on Canons. 

Amendment, first Wednesday after the fourth Sunday after 
Easter. Lost. 

Amendment, fourth Wednesday in May carried. 

George E. Miller moved to reconsider the vote. 

Col. De Rosset moved to table the motion. Lost. 

Motion to reconsider prevailed. 

George E. Miller moved that the time of holding the next An- 
nual Convention be the second Wednesday in May. Carried. 

Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., presented and read the following re- 
port from the Committee on Canons : 

The Committee on Canons, to whom was referred a resolution of the 
Committee on Finance proposing an alteration of Canon XXI. so as to re- 
quire the clergy to make the collection for the Relief Fund, the Church 
Building Fund and the Educational Fund on certain fixed days of the year, 
or if not practicable on those days on the first occasion of public services 
thereafter, respectfully report : That, upon consideration of the subject, they 
have come to the conclusion that it is not expedient to change the said 
Canon at the present time. They recommend, therefore; to the Convention 
the adoption of the following resolution : 

Resolved, That it is not expedient to amend Canon XXI. at the present 
time. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., moved that the report ol the Com- 
mittee on Finance be referred to the Committee on Canons, to 
report at next Convention. Carried. 

On motion of Wm. Calder the 2d resolution offered by the 
Committee on Finance (viz : That it shall be the duty of all Rec- 
tors and Vestries, upon every occasion of a regular visitation by 
the Bishop to report to and confer with him in all matters per- 
taining to the financial condition of the Parish) was adopted. 

John G. Bragaw offered the following resolution : 

Whereas, The officers of the Methodist congregation in this town hav- 
ing tendered the use of their church building to this Convention for any 
purpose that it might find convenient, 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention are hereby cordially ex- 
tended to them for their kind offer. 

Carried. 



34 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 

Resolution to Adjourn. Historical Preface. [Mat 

Rev, Israel Harding asked that delegates from St. John's Par- 
ish, Pitt county, St. Mary's, Kinston, and Holy Innocents, Le- 
noir county, be excused from further attendance on the Conven- 
tion. They were excused. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That a vote of thanks be extended to the Rector, Wardens, 
Vestry and congregation of St. Peter's Parish, and to the citizens of Wash- 
ington generally, for the hospitality shown to this Convention. 

Carried. 

Dr. A. J. De Rosset moved that this Convention adjourn sine 
die at half-past 2 o'clock unless business be dispatched sooner. 
Carried. 

Rev. R. B. Drane submitted the following report: 

Your Committee appointed to revise and condense the "Historical Pre- 
face" to the Journal of this Convention, beg leave to report that want of time 
will prevent the proper execution of their duties during the session of this 
Convention, and recommend the adoption of the following resolutions: 

Resolved, That the Historical Preface to the Journal of this Convention, 
reported by the Secretary, be referred to a committee consisting of W. L. 
De Rosset, Wm. Calder and Jas. G. Burr, with authority to carry out the in- 
structions of this Convention, and report to the Secretary for publication. 

Resolved, 2d, That this Committee be discharged from further considera- 
tion of the subject. 

Adopted. 

William Calder moved that Rule of Order No. XL be amended 
so as to read, "A motion to adjourn may be debated on each 
side for five minutes " Referred' to Committee on Canons. 

Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee on Canons to consider the 
propriety of adding to the Rules of Order a rule fixing the majority by which 
a suspension of the Rules of Order may take place, with instructions to re- 
port to the next Convention. 

Dr. A. J. De Rosset moved that the minutes of the Primary 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 35 



1884.] Printing Journals. Report of Committee on State of the Church. 



Convention and of this Convention be printed and bound together 
and that 600 copies be printed. 

William Calder offered as an amendment, that 600 copies of 
the Journal be printed and that 250 copies of the Sermon be 
printed in a separate volume. Lost. 

F. A. Boyle moved to amend by inserting 750 copies. Car- 
ried. 

Col. W. L. De Rosset moved to tabulate the reports from 
Parishes, adding the appended remarks. 

Rev. V. W. Shields offered as an amendment that the Statisti- 
cal Reports alone be tabulated and the remarks be left out. 
Carried. 

Rev. R. B. Drane presented and read the report on the State 
of the Church as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The Committee on the State of the Church have endeavored to present 
a full and accurate statement of the present condition of the Church in the 
Diocese of East Carolina, so far as figures may be trusted in so sacred an 
interest. 

There are in our Diocese under the Bishop thirteen Priests and eight 
Deacons entitled to seats in Convention, and also canonically resident and 
actively engaged in spiritual work, one Priest and one Deacon, making a 
total of one Bishop, fourteen Priests and nine Deacons. 

There are forty-one Parishes and eleven organized Mission Stations, am! 
here it should be noted these eleven Missions do not cover all the points at 
which missionary services are rendered. 

Reports have been received from twenty-three Clergymen and two Ves- 
tries, and verbally from one more Vestry representing the following Par- 
ishes: St. Thomas', Bath; St. Paul's, Beaufort; St. John's, Durham Creek; 
St. James', Beaufort county; Trinity, Beaufort county; Zion, Beaufort county; 
St. Paul's, Edenton ; Christ Church, Elizabeth City ; St John's, Fayetteville. 
St. Joseph's, Fayetteville ; St. Stephen's, Goldsboro ; St. Paul's, Greenville; 
St. M.irtin's, Hamilton; St. George's, Hyde county; St. Mary's, Kinston ; 
Holy Innocents, Lenoir county ; St. John's, Makeleyville ; Christ Church, 
Newbern ; St. Cyprian's, Newbern; St. John's Pitt county; Grace Church, 
Plymouth ; St, Philip's, Smithville ; St. Paul's, Vanceboro ; St. Peter's. 



36 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Report of Committee on State of the Church. [May 

Washington ; St. David's, Washington county ; St. Luke's, Washington 
county ; Church of the Advent, Williamston ; St, James', Wilmington ; St. 
John's, Wilmington ; St. Mark's, Wilmington ; St. Paul's, Wilmington ; St. 
Thomas', Windsor; the following organized Missions: Aurora, Beaufort 
cojnty; St. Andrew's, Columbia; St. John, the Evangelist, Edenton ; James- 
ville ; St. Barnabas, Snow Hill ; and the following Mission Stations : St. 
Michael's, Pitt county ; St. Thomas', Craven county ; Haw Branch, Beau- 
fort county ; Juniper Bay, Hyde county ; Swan Quarter, Hyde county ; 
Rockahock, Chowan county ; from which the following particulars have 
been gathered : 

Number of Families 1,324 

" Individuals 5, 610 

" Infant Baptisms 272 

by the Bishop . 9 

" Adult Baptisms . . 31 

Total Baptisms 312 

" Confirmations 42 

" Communicants 2,139 

" Marriages 43 

" Burials 146 

" Public Services 2,909 

" Ordination to Diaconate 1 

" Holy Communions 376 

■' Sunday Schools . 26 

" Teachers 217 

" Scholars 1,404 

" Parish Schools 3 

" Parish Teachers 8 

" Parish Scholars 264 

" Church Home 1 

Contributions, Parochial ,#26,741 03 

Diocesan 3,289 39 

Without the Diocese . . 434 03 

Total 30,464 45 

Number of. Churches ... 32 

Chapels . 7 

" Sittings in Churches 8,816 

" Sittings in Chapels 700 ' 

" Rectories 16 

Value of Church Property 201,450 00 

Indebtedness on Church Property 1,322 00 

From the Journal of the Diocesan Convention of North Carolina for 1883 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 37 

1884.] Report of Committee on State of the Church. 

and inquiries; some additional particulars have been collected for Christ 
Church, Rockfish; St. Barnabas, Murfreesboro ; St. John's, Winton ; South 
Creek Mission; St. Luke's, Washington county; Holy Trinity, Hertford; St. 
Mary's, Gatesville; St. Peter's, Gates county; St. James', Beaufort county. 
Holy Innocents, Avoca; St. Mark's, Roxabel; Grace Church, Bertie county; 
St. Paul's, Clinton; St. John, Evangelist, South Mills, and St. John's, New 
Begun Creek, giving totals additional 

Families 232 

Individuals 788 

Communicants 324 

Churches 8 

Value of Church Property $16,650 00 

which, added to the corresponding particulars, make the aggregate of 

Families 1,556 

Individuals 6,398 

Communicants 2,463 

Churches 40 

Value of Church Property #218,100 00 

But we remember that one of the first Old Testament Lessons read at 
this Convention was that of David's sin in numbering the people of Israel. 
Let us, therefore, take these figures not in David's earthly interest ; let 
them humble us that our zeal for Christ and the Church has not affected 
many times more ; let them call us to a more unreserved self-consecration 

The number of those reported as under the influence of our Church con- 
stitutes but about one in fifty of the entire population. 

We think it ground for encouragement that this, the First Annual C on 
vention is so well attended by both the clergy and the laity — both members 
and visitors of the Convention — all brought hither by a loyal interest in the 
holy Church, and showing, we trust, that the conception of the Diocese in 
the Catholic Church, as it was so clearly presented in our Bishop's Ad- 
dress, had already possessed our minds. 

Such a gathering as this shows our sense of Brotherhood, and shows 
a sense of larger responsibility than Parochial. Only let our interest in 
the Diocese equal our personal feelings towards our Right Reverend 
Father, and the work of the Church cannot languish anywhere in the 
land. We must hold up his hands, not only when he comes within the bor- 
ders of our Parishes, but go out with him into the byways and missions of 
the Diocese, and, through the General Convention, into all the world. 

Two powerful agencies for good are the Parish School and the Church 
Home and Hospital, of which there are examples in this Diocese. The 
Rev. Mr. Hughes has for many years conducted a Church school at Choc- 



38 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 

Committee on State of the Church. Finance Committee. [May 

owinity, Beaufort county, about three miles from Washington. "Of late 
God has greatly blessed this Institution, encouraging the hope that it may 
at length become the instrument of widely extended usefulness." Who 
that knows of the work and the workman will not pray that Father Hughes 
may still be cheered more and more ? 

S. James' Home, Wilmington, "remains in very successful operation, 
having had during the past year a larger attendance than ever before." 
It is there that Sisterhood Life and Work are illustrated for the women of 
this Diocese. The influence of the Home, in this aspect of it, is salutary 
and valuable. 

This Convention recorded its sense of the importance of the Church 
Messenger. It represents for us the Christian press, a power for good, to 
neglect which would be suicidal in us. It is a Missionary with a thousand 
mouths : it can be everywhere in the Diocese at the same time. 

Taking a general survey of the field it does seem to your Committee that 
the Church is well organized and humbly at work. 

ROB'T B. DRANE, 
LUTHER EBORN, 
N. C. HUGHES. Jr., 
FRANCIS D. WINSTON. 
J. G. BRAGAW. 
Washington, N. C, May 16, 1884. 

William Calder offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Rectors and Ministers in charge of congregations in this 
Diocese be requested to read to their respective charges at the earliest prac- 
ticable time that part of the Address made to this Convention by our Rt. 
Rev. Father in God which follows the statement of the official acts per- 
formed since his consecration. 

Carried. 

The Bishop read a report from the Dean of the Convocation of 
Newbern. 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., Dean of the Convocation of 
Edenton made a verbal report. 

The Rev. Dr. Hughes read the following report from the Com- 
mittee on Finance : 

The Finance Committee have considered the proposed change of Canon 
XIX. sec. 2d, withdrawing from clerical members of this Convention the 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 39 



.] Final Adjournment. 



privilege of having their necessary expenses in attending upon the meetings 
of this Convention paid out of the funds of the Diocese. In the opinion of 
the Committee there is no such stringency in the condition of these funds 
as to counterbalance the great evil which would probably arise from the non- 
attendance of clergy resulting from the adoption of the proposed change. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Chairman. 

The Secretary read the minutes, which were amend and ap- 
proved. 

The Gloria in Excelsis was sung, prayers were offered by the 
Bishop, who pronounced the Benediction, and the Convention 
adjourned sine die. 

NATHANIEL HARDING, Secretary. 

N. C. Hughes, Assistant Secretary. 



APPENDIX A- 1. 



EPISCOPAL ADDRESS. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 43 



May 1884.] Episcopal Acts, 



jli&ijm ttf itp J>i$lpp + 



Dear Brethren of the Clergy and Laity : 

Trie Canon Law of the Church (I. 17 ii) makes it the Bishop's 
duty to deliver to the Annual Convention of his Diocese an ad- 
dress relative to the affairs of the Diocese ; the churches visited 
by him since the previous Convention ; the persons confirmed ; 
candidates for orders received ; ordinations ; changes in the status 
of the clergy, whether of place or by discipline, and other matters 
tending to throw light upon the condition of the Diocese, 
"which address shall be inserted on the Journals." 

For the condition of the Diocese previous to my consecration, 
and for any changes occurring within it up to that time I have 
not the data for a report. 

Since my consecration on Thursday in Easter week, April 17, 
I have officiated as follows : 

April 20, 1st Sunday after Easter, after Morning Prayer, at S. 
James', Wilmington, I ordained Robert Strange to the Diaconate. 

At Evening Prayer, in the same church, I baptized 2 children 
and confirmed 9 persons. 

April 24, Thursday, I attended a meeting of the House of 
Bishops called (in accordance with the provisions of the Digest, 
I. 15: xvii) for the selection of Missionary Bishops for our Mis- 
sions in China and at Cape Palmas, which resulted in the -election 
of Rev. Wm. J. Boone to the Chinese Bishopric and Rev. Samuel 
D. Ferguson to that of Cape Palmas. 

April 27, 2d Sunday after Easter, I officiated at Morning 
Prayer, preached and administered the Communion in S. John's 
Church, Fayetteville. 



44 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Episcopal Acts. [May 



The same day, in the afternoon, in the colored parish of S. 
Joseph, in Fayetteville, I confirmed 5 persons. This congrega- 
tion is worshipping in their new church, a large and sightly edi- 
fice of wood, nearly completed and nearly but not quite paid for, 
there being still due for the cost of its erection about $250. The 
church was filled" with an attentive, orderly and devout congrega- 
tion, who rendered the service heartily and correctly. The field 
seems to me very promising, and by its condition does credit to 
the energy of the minister in charge, Rev. Henry S. McDuffey, 
who, I was told, wrought with his own hands in building the 
church. I earnestly commend this work to the regard and offer- 
ings of the members of the Diocese, reminding them that the 
$250, which may seem to many a small matter, is a serious one to 
the members of S. Joseph's. 

After the service at St. Joseph's I confirmed in private a candi- 
date belonging to S. John's Parish. 

The same day, at night, I officiated in S. John's Parish Church 
and confirmed 15 persons. 

April 28, Monday, after Evening Prayer, at Christ Church 
Rockfish, I confirmed 1 person. 

May 1, Thursday, Festival of S. Philip and S. James, I officia- 
ted at Morning and Evening Prayer in S. James' Church, Wil- 
mington. 

May 4, 3d Sunday after Easter, I officiated at S. James' Church, 
Wilmington, and administered the Communion. 

At Evening Prayer, in the same church, I baptized a child and 
catechized the children of the Parish. 

The same day, at night, at S. Paul's Church, Wilmington, I 
confirmed 7 persons. 

May 6, Tuesday, in S. James' Parish, Wilmington, I confirmed 
in private one person. 

May 9, Friday, I officiated at a funeral in the same Parish. 

May 11, 4th Sunday after Easter, at an early celebration in S. 
Mark's Parish, Wilmington, I administered the Communion. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 45 



.] Episcopal Acts. Consecration Services. 



The same day, I conducted Morning Prayer and preached at 
S. James' Church. 

The same day, at Evening Prayer in the same church, I bap- 
tized 5 children and confirmed i person. 

The same day I baptized a sick infant in private and by private 
form. 

The same day, at night, I officiated and preached in S. John's 
Church, Wilmington. 

So far, since my consecration, I have preached 13 times, or- 
dained 1 deacon, baptized 9 children, confirmed 40 persons and 
administered the Communion 5 times. 

I have received by letter from the Bishop of North Carolina 
one candidate for Deacon's Orders, Robert Strange. 

After admitting him to the Diaconate I transferred him, at his 
own request, to the Bishop of Virginia. 

It may not be useless or without interest as a part of the Dio- 
cesan history to put on record some facts with respect to the ser- 
vice at the consecration of its fifth Bishop : 

The consecrating Bishop, acting under the appointment of the 
Presiding Bishop of the Church in the United States, was the 
venerable Bishop Wm. Mercer Green, D. D. LL. D., of Missis- 
sippi, once a presbyter in the old Diocese of North Carolina and 
in his early life a member of the Parish of S.James', Wilmington. 

The appointed Presenters were from our neighbor Dioceses of 
Virginia and South Carolina, the Rt. Rev. Wm. B. W. Howe, D. D., 
Bishop of South Carolina, and the Rt. Rev. Alfred M. Randolph, 
D. D., Assistant Bishop of Virginia. The Bishop of North Caro- 
lina, the Rt. Rev. Theodore B. Lyman, D. D., was the appointed 
Preacher. 

There were present and assisting in the service and in the lay- 
ing on of hands the Rt. Rev. Henry A. Neely, D. D., of Maine, 
and the Rt. Rev. Geo. F. Seymour, D. D. LLD., of Springfield, 
Illinois. It may be well to note, for its bearing upon an objec- 
tion which has been made to the validity ol some early English 
consecrations — an objection, however apparently, without any seri- 



46 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Resigns Rectorship. Asks Filial Sympathy and Judgment, May] 

ous weight — that all the Bishops present and assisting united, not 
only in the laying on of hands, but also in the words of conse- 
cration. The Sermon by the Bishop of North Carolina made 
such an impression upon those present that it was requested for 
publication. To this the Bishop kindly consented. It has been 
published at the expense of the Parish of S. James, and copies 
are in the hands of the Treasurer for distribution. 

Just here it may be well for me to add that I have resigned my 
charge of the Parish of S. James, in order that I may be able to 
devote myself more entirely to the work of my office. 

Not having been able as yet to make any general visitation of 
the Diocese, I am not prepared to report as to its condition. 

It is my purpose, upon the adjournment of the Diocesan Con- 
vention, to begin a general visitation, to include as much of the 
Diocese as I can reach before the latter part of July, when I hope 
to be able to attend the meeting of the Trustees of the University 
of the South, as one of the Bishops connected with that Institu- 
tion. 

Your Bishop, in entering upon his work, would invoke from 
the members of his Diocese their indulgence, reminding them 
that if they wish for him or for themselves, in connection with 
his superintendence, the maximum of success they must not 
needlessly criticize or coldly judge him, but rather seek to up- 
hold him and to stay his hands. He does not ask immunity from 
blame for wilfully or negligently imperfect work. But he does 
ask their sympathy, and that their judgment of him may be kind 
and filial. So will they best sustain him in his work for them 
and enable him to serve them. But do not expect of him too 
much. That you may be sometimes disappointed in your ex- 
pectations is not only extremely probable but almost certain, even 
with the best and most unwavering support on your part. But 
if you allow yourselves to separate yourselves from your Bishop 
in the work of the Diocese, and permit yourselves to give any 
entrance to the idea that your true interests and his may be in 
conflict, such disappointments will be still more inevitable and far 
more frequent and disastrous. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 47 



1884.] Let us Work as Brethren. 



First of all, then, let us endeavour to work together as having 
in all things at last, in the light of eternity and of a true loyalty 
to our common Master, the same great ends — as having our real 
interest, upon the same side of each question. Differences of 
opinion may and will occur, and when they do, you should not 
expect your Bishop to ignore his convictions any more than should 
he expect you to overlook your own. But differences of judgment 
maintained in a Christian spirit, with humility and with an eye 
true to the glory of God and the good of the Church of God need 
not array those who hold them in camps of hostile interests. 
The members of a council of war may differ as to the best move- 
ments of the army, yet the interests of all be the same. Espe- 
cially let us beware of impeaching each other's motives. 

If I were to select a text for what I wish to say just here and 
now it would be "Sirs, ye are brethren." Let me adapt it and 
say, Sirs, we are brethren ; we all belong to one family ; we 
have the same Father in Heaven, the same churchly kingdom 
upon earth — the same great work to do — the same conditions of 
true and lasting success and salvation. But while this is true we 
may, in our infirmity, wander off into selfish paths, and so into 
selfish divergencies. This were both inexcusable and suicidal, 
for it would be a forgetting of our real interests in the pursuit of 
seeming ones. Selfishness never does any man any real good. 
Our true personal advantage, in the long run, always lies in the 
path of duty. By serving God and Christ and each other, we at 
the J ast, render the most efficient and desirable service to our- 
selves. 

And so there can be no real interest of one parish at the ex- 
pense of another, or of a parish at the expense of the Diocese, or 
of the Diocese at the expense of its parishes. As in the human 
system, what nourishes the body nourishes the members, and what 
wounds one member affects not only the body itself but all the other 
members. It is hot Only that the parish in which each man lives 
is his parish, but every other parish in the Diocese is, in a sense, 
his parish also, for it is a part of the body of which he is- a part; 



48 FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Diocesan Versus Parochial Organization. [Ma 



and so the Diocese is your Diocese, your own ecclesiastical 
family. 

I hold the Diocese to be our ecclesiastial unit. Under other 
religious forms than ours the unit is different. The unit of the 
Congregationalist is the congregation. It is very nearly the 
same, practically, with the Presbyterian of to-day. I wish it were 
not so much so in the feelings of the Episcopalians of to-day. But 
th>: very idea upon which the Church, as we hold it, is framed, is 
that of Episcopacy, and therefore of the Diocese as the true ec- 
clesiastical unit. 

There is no fully organized Church life without the Diocese. The 
Diocese might exist and be perfect without the parishes or without 
parochial organizations. This is sometimes actually, for a while, 
the case with our Missionary Dioceses. But the parish by itself is an 
imperfect fragment. It cannot perpetuate orders or make laws. 

The Diocese does both. Even in our settled Dioceses the pa- 
rochial organization might be dropped with no fatal, perhaps with 
no serious, results. The whole field might be resolved into open 
ground, served, and served efficiently, from the centre. 

Do not mistake me as arguing for or as desiring the abolition 
of parochial organization. I am convinced that, constituted as 
men are, and situated as we are, with our past traditions, the Diocese 
needs these parochial pillars for her support. We would inevi- 
tably lose ground, if even for a time we attempted the ex- 
periment of discarding them. I am satisfied that frequently a weak 
mission station may be developed into a strong parish by its 
very organization, putting definite responsibilities upon individ- 
uals. 

But I think that we in this Church of ours have allowed the 
parish too much to overshadow the Diocese; and do often un- 
wisely sacrifice the interests of the latter to those of the former. 

It is against this error that I speak. The Diocese is our real 
family. The parishes are parts of that family, organized separately 
with a view to the greater efficiency of the whole, and when 
churchmen forget this, and regard their duties as primarily to their 



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parishes and only secondarily to their Diocese, they are unwit- 
tingly falling into the error — if it be one, and by our very name 
we declare that we think it an error — of the Congregationalist. 
Mot altogether, it is true; for after all and over all, we demand the 
Episcopate. But the life of the Diocese and of the Episcopate is 
largely absorbed and dried up by this exaggeration of the pa- 
rochial idea. 

And so in part it is, that it has come to pass, that our Bishops 
have become so much mere agents for the performance of certain 
functions. Their relation to their Dioceses, as persons invested 
with certain powers which must be exercised in rotation, has come 
too much to satisfy the cravings of the Church ; and their rela- 
tion to their Dioceses, as Fathers in God, has been correspond- 
ingly vacated or enfeebled. 

It is quite impossible to develop great parochial strength with- 
out any intimate relation of the parish to the Diocese. But it 
will be done at the expense of our Episcopacy 

When S. Ignatius would typify, or rather express in concrete, 
the Unity of the Church, he says to the Smyrnseans (viii.) "Let 
no man do anything of what belongs to the Church separately 
from the Bishop." I understand this and like phrases which 
might be quoted from S. Ignatius and others, as referring, not to 
the man who is Bishop, but to the Office, as the bond of Unity in 
the Church. The Apostolic, and the more immediately Post- 
Apostolic Church seemed to give but little recognition to what 
we now call parishes. Its idea of the Church in any place was 
that of a Diocese. 

The Dioceses at first fostered the parishes or separate congre- 
gations instead of being fostered by them. The Vestries of 
modern days were unknown to the Primitive Church. The 
Seniores Ecclesice, which in time were introduced, were perhaps 
the germ of the modern institution. But they were themselves 
a development. That, however, there were under each Bishop 
congregations worshipping separately need not be doubted. We 
know the names of some of them. Bingham has preserved the 



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Sirs, -we are Brethren. Let us work Together. [May 

names of different congregations in Carthage and Alexandria, 
under the charge, in each instance, of the one Bishop. But often, 
the clergy ministered in rotation and all were bound together at 
last, and found their organic unity in their relations to the one 
representative body, the Diocese. 

Now, brethren, what I seek in all that I have said is not the 
magnifying of my own office, but the knitting of this, our young 
Diocese, into Strength and Beauty. Depend upon it, that just in 
proportion as the members of the Church in East Carolina allow 
themselves to set up their parochial interests against those of the 
Diocese or as separate from those of the Diocese, they will un- 
dermine and destroy that Strength and Beauty and pro ta?ito 
make the Diocese practically Presbyterian or Congregational. 
On the other hand, in proportion as we recognize the Diocese as 
their true Mother and sustain her in that spirit they will strength- 
en and adorn her as a true and consistent portion of a genuine 
Episcopal Church. 

Sirs, we are brethren. Let us work together, not apart. Let us 
pull together and not apart. We believe that we have the 
strength to be self-supporting. Upon that plea we sought divis- 
ion. We have obtained what we sought. 

But the new Diocese will not take care of itself. Its sons 
must take care of it. It is not enough that we have so many 
parishes, so many stations, so many commuicants, so much in- 
come. These things will not take care of themselves. They are 
not perpetual endowments. We must take care of them. We 
must see to it that the assessments are honestly paid, and that all 
our contributions are in honest proportion to our means. We must 
bear with each other and excuse rather than criticise each other ; 
we must act and react upon each other, exhorting one another, 
as the Apostle expresses it. We must work, and work together. 
We must give, and give together. So working and so giving, so 
living and working in brotherly love and sympathy we may rea- 
sonably expect to justify to the Church at large our action in or- 
ganizing this, our new family of East Carolina. 

ALFRED A. WATSON. 



APPENDIX -A--H. 



siE^iMioisr 

Preached Before the Convention, 

BY 

REV, I. COLLIN HUGHES, D. D. 



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i^rtttun 



By Rev. N. COLLIN HUCHES, D. D, 



Zech. iv : 6. "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord 
of Hosts.''' 

Zechariah entered upon his mission as prophet about the year 
520 B. C. He was cotemporary with the prophet Haggai, who 
preceded him in his entrance upon the prophetic office only by 
about two months. In the year 536 B. 0. Cyrus the Great, King 
of Persia, made a decree granting permission to the captive na- 
tion of the Jews to return from Babylon and elsewhere to their 
native land, and rebuild the temple of God in Jerusalem. About 
50,000 of them, taking advantage of this decree went back to Pal- 
estine, and soon after laid the foundation of the temple. Through 
the envy of the Samaritans, however, they were greatly hindered in 
their undertaking. Influences were brought to bear upon the Kings 
of Persia, which crippled the Jews in the work until finally, in the 
brief reign of Artaxerxes Smerdis, a stop was put to it altogether. 
Upon the death of this Artaxerxes, Darius, called in profane his- 
tory Cambyses, ascended the throne. And in the second year 
of his reign, about sixteen years after the decree of Cyrus the 
Great, God raised up the prophets Zechariah and Haggai, and 
sent them to the people to stir them up, and to command them 
to go immediately forward and build the temple. But the con 
dition of the Jews was, humanly speaking, quite an embarrass- 
ing one. They had still the same bitter enemies in the Samari- 
tans as hitherto, and although Smerdis was dead yet Darius had 
given no express sanction to the work. Besides, they were few 
in numbers, poor as they were, to enter upon so great and costly 
an undertaking as the completion of the temple. And to add to 
their trouble and inability to proceed with the work. God had 



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punished them by an unfavorable harvest. Despite all these dis- 
couragements, however, the command of God by His prophets 
was to go forward at once, and with energy, assuring them that 
they should certainly succeed, and be highly rewarded. In the 
words selected for my text the prophets direct them to the Om- 
nipotent Source of help Who could and would, despite all this 
weakness, by their agency, cause the temple to rise in beauty, in 
grandeur and in completeness before their eyes. For it would 
be accomplished, "not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, 
saith the Lord of hosts." The Jews trusted God, and, under the 
guidance of Zerubbabel, their ruler, and Joshua, their high priest, 
went forward to the work. And God was faithful to His prom- 
ise. He Who, by His Providence, had suffered obstacles to their 
undertaking to be thrown in their way by the court and King of 
Persia, now by that same Providence caused the sympathies of 
the King Darius to be warmly enlisted in their behalf. For not 
only was full permission accorded to proceed with their work, 
and the penalty of death imposed upon all who presumed to hin- 
der them, but large donations were granted from the tribute, due 
the King from the neighboring provinces, besides the gift of an 
abundance of animals, flour, oil, etc., for sacrifices. So that in 
about four years from the time the prophets Zechariah and Hag- 
gai began to prophesy the temple was finished. 

I. Beloved brethren of the Clergy and Laity in Convention as- 
sembled, there are some points of likeness between our condition 
to-day and that of the Jews at that time, when the words of my 
text were addressed to them. We are met here at present to 
enter anew upon the great work of building in the Diocese of 
East Carolina the spiritual temple, which is the Church of God. 
And we, too, are few in number. There are only in this Diocese 
about a quarter of a hundred clergymen, and not quite three 
thousand communicants, and I suppose the number of baptized 
persons, in addition, does not exceed five thousand souls. So 
that, in the whole, we number less than ten thousand persons in 
a population of half a million. That is to say, we are not more 



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than one in fifty of the entire people. Besides, this is a rural 
Diocese. There are no great centres of wealth anywhere in the 
State of North Carolina. There is not, therefore, much of worldly 
riches among us. We may, with propriety, be called, at least in 
so far as this world's goods are concerned, a poor Diocese. These 
considerations are regarded by many as grounds of great dis- 
couragement, amounting to reasons why we should not have 
been permitted to exist as a separate Diocese. 

II. But for one I do not so regard them, because the building up 
of this Diocese is to be accomplished, "Notby might, norby power, 
but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." 1st. For not only is 
it a fact that these words assert a great general truth ; not only 
is it a fact that the Jewish temple was a type of the Christian 
Church, and therefore we may, with propriety, take the words 
spoken in reference to the one, and apply them to the other, but 
it is also clear that Zechariah, in his prophecies relative to the 
builders and to the building of the temple, did intend to refer to 
the Church of Christ as well as to the temple, and therefore we 
may, with good reason, regard the words of my text as ad- 
dressed by God to all members of His Church in all ages, 
informing them that success in their work of edifying and extend- 
ing His Church is to depend in an altogether secondary and sub- 
ordinate degree upon mere external advantages ; but that one 
great and mighty Agent in carrying it forward will ever be His 
Own Holy Spirit. 

2d. And the whole history of the Church of God, in all times 
and in all places, is a practical demonstration of this great 
truth. Daniel foretold the establishment of the Church as "A 
little stone cut out of a mountain zvithout hands!' Without 
hands! That is to say, it was to be upbuilded, not in a great 
degree either by the expenditure of worldly wealth, or by the 
learning of the worldly wise, and, above all, not by the agency 
of physical force, but by the secret, invisible yet all powerful 
agency of God's Own Spirit. And what are the facts in regard to 
it ? A. Did Jesus, the Founder of the Church — Himself the 



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chief Corner-stone of the Spiritual temple — did he come 
with worldly riches ? Who was so poor that He had 
not where to lay His head ? Did He come with an array 
of human knowledge, in reference to Whom the Jews asked 
the question, "How knoweth this Man letters, having never 
learned ?" Did He rely upon the cogency of royal power, 
Who, when men would have taken Him by force to make Him a 
King, fled away and hid Himself out of their sight ? Did He 
depend upon the efficacy of military might, Who said to Peter 
"Put up thy sword into the sheath, for all they that take the 
sword shall perish with the sword ?" Did He depend upon the 
help of the powerful or upon the plaudits of the multitude, Who 
suffered Himself at the bidding of the high and of the lowly, of 
the strong and of the weak, to be lifted up and to be put to death 
upon the cross? No, No. He deliberately discarded all the re- 
cognized elements of worldly strength. And yet He conquered. 
He triumphed gloriously, not by might, nor by power, but by 
the eternal Spirit. He laid broad and strong the foundation of a 
Church which now commands the allegiance of nations ; and of 
which it is written that the gates of Hell shall never prevail 
against it. 

B. And how was it with the agencies which provided to carry 
on the great work of building after He left the world ? His Own 
Son went down in blood His enemies were triumphant, and they 
were the great, the learned, the mighty of the earth. By what 
means did He undertake to off-set this great display of worldly 
strength? He left twelve men. But they were not men of high 
world position. They were fishermen, a tax-gatherer, and the 
like. They had no riches, no learning, no civil office, even of 
the humblest kind. They were a poor match, one would sup- 
pose, for those with whom they had to contend. But, though 
destitute of tvorldly advantages, they had that which was of im- 
measurably greater consequence. Upon the day of Pentecost, ten 
days after the Ascension of their Lord, the Holy Ghost came 
down upon them, and in fiery tongues sat upon the head of each 



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of them. They were clothed with the might of God's Own 
Spirit, and, in that strength, went forth to the conflict. And what 
was the issue of it ? Were they or were they not a match for 
their enemies ? Did they lift up the banner of the cross, and 
rally the people round it ? or did they let it fall, and suffer its sa- 
cred folds to be draggled in the mire ? The whole world knows 
the result, and at this day illustrates it. They were imprisoned, 
they were beaten, they were despised and regarded as the filth of 
the world and the offscouring of all things ; they all came, (with 
one single exception) to a bloody death ; but when the blood of 
the last one of them was poured out, the twelve Apostles and 
1 20 Disciples who worshipped with them in an upper room at 
Jerusalem had grown to be a vast multitude, perhaps to millions, 
scattered over the whole world ; a glorious illustration of the 
truth that God's Church is established, "Not by might, nor by 
power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts." 

C. But these instances are only eminent examples of what 
the entire history of the Church exemplifies. For I might point 
you to the conflicts of the early Church and show that, although 
in the beginning ''Not many wise men after the flesh, not many 
mighty, not many noble, were (are) called," although they who 
did confess Christ were held up to the scorn and derision of the 
world, although both the enmity of the Jews and the power of 
the Roman Empire were exercised to persecute and to destroy 
them, yet through the agency of the Holy Spirit of Christ their 
very sufferings, while they heightened their piety and strength- 
ened their faith, did also contribute to advance Christ, insomuch 
that the blood of the martyrs was the seed which caused it to 
multiply and to grow. And about two hundred and eighty years 
after the death of Christ, immediately after the most violent per- 
secution it had ever experienced, a persecution which was under- 
taken with the deliberate purpose of its utter extinction, without 
raising a finger in self-defence, much less in opposition to civil 
authority, but by the power of the Spirit of God in the ruling of 
His Providence, and in the spiritual graces with which He 



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adorned the Christians of that day, the little handful of Apostles, 
time had prevailed over that Roman Empire which then held 
sway over the earth, and in the reign of Constantine it became 
the recognized religion of the world. 

D. And so it has been ever since. The spiritual conquest of 
England, of Ireland, of Germany and of other kingdoms which 
this day acknowledge authority of Jesus, has ever been by the 
labors and sufferings of self-denying and earnest Missionaries 
whom the Spirit of God has raised up qualified for their work. 
And so it is in our own day. For not long since a Hcber went 
forth in the might of the Spirit to the planting of the Church in 
India. And but recently we have known a Selvvyn and a Pat- 
terson, in the power of the same spirit, instrumental in the con- 
version of the New Zealanders, and of other inhabitants of the 
islands of the South Seas. And within the borders of our own 
land, through the same power of the Spirit, we have seen a 
Kemper inaugurating Mission work in our Western Territories; 
we have seen a Breck and his two companions without any ma- 
terial support, except what was sent them through the daily 
mails, doing mission work and establishing a school of the pro- 
phets in sparsely settled Wisconsin, hereby inaugurating a work 
which has become a power in the land, and which, more than ev- 
erything else, as I believe, has wonderfully contributed to that 
great spiritual revival which of late years has been experienced 
throughout the entire borders of the Church, and which has 
given such a mighty impetus to that great mission work of the 
Church, which, at this moment, is going on over the vast terri- 
tory west of the Mississippi river, even to the Pacific Ocean. All 
these successes were wrought, "Not by might, nor by power, but 
by My Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts." 

III. I say, therefore, to-day that we have no reason to be dis- 
couraged, either by the comparative smallness of our numbers or 
by the fact that we have no great centres of wealth in our 
Diocese. 

ist. For does not the history of the Church show that others 



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have succeeded with far less of worldly advantages than we pos- 
sess ? Does not God ever severely condemn the disposition which 
His people have so often manifested to rely upon hitman agencies, 
rather than upon the Divine arm? As in the days of Isaiah, when 
He solemnly warned those who "Covered with a covering but 
not of His Spirit: Who strengthened themselves in the strength 
of Pharaoh, and trusted in the shadow of Egypt." It is God's 
arm alone that can bring salvation, and His power alone that can 
cause His vine, the Church, to take root and fill the land, so that 
the hills shall be covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs 
thereof shall be like the goodly cedar trees. 

2d. And what is to prevent our securing that outpouring of 
the spirit from on High which is needful to achieve this result? 
"The Lord's Hand is not shortened that It cannot save ; neither 
His Ear heavy that It cannot hear." 

A. Believing, earnest, constant, persistent and united prayer 
will most assuredly accomplish the desired end. 

B. But we must not forget that we ourselves are the agents by 
whom the Holy Spirit acts. God has wrought «//the great vic- 
tories which the Church has ever gained ; but He has ever 
wrought them through the instrumentality of the Church her- 
self. It is, as the prophet teaches us, "When the Lord shall 
arise upon His Church and His glory shall be seen upon her, 
that the Gentiles shall come to her light, and kings to the bright- 
ness of her rising." It is "Cat fruit of the tree that draws men 
to it. 

The effect of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon any per- 
son is to make him wiser, truer, holier than others : to beget in 
him every grace and virtue : to cause him to discharge with con- 
spicuous fidelity all the duties of life ; to make him true and just 
in all his dealings ; to make him liberal in giving, and diligent in 
doing, and to fill him with the spirit of self-sacrifice, and with a 
holy zeal and energy in setting forward the blessed kingdom of 
our Heavenly Master. 

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upon us as a Church, in that proportion will the spirit of order, of 
harmony, and of tinion prevail among us There will be a quick- 
ening of the pulse of spiritual life in every Parish manifested in 
the spirit of Christian brotherhood prevailing among its mem- 
bers, in a lively and increasing interest in the public services of 
the Church, in its Sunday schools, in its Bible classes, in its mu- 
sic, in its ministrations to the sick and to the needy, and in ear- 
nest and united efforts to seek after, to reform and to gather into 
the fold the erring. 

That same Spirit will necessarily infuse new life into all Dio- 
cesan work. It will lead to a far greater zeal and energy than 
we have hitherto manifested in the extending of our Missionary 
operations. It will cause a new era in the all important work of 
Christian education. It will lead to new enterprizes in the wide 
field of Christian charities ; to more substantial provision for the 
relief of disabled clergymen, and for the widows and orphans of 
deceased clergymen, to the promotion of sisterhoods, and to the 
founding of hospitals, of orphan homes, of asylums of all kinds 
for the sick, the needy and the penitent. 

Brethren, we are not too few in number ; we are not too poor 
in this world's goods to accomplish a great and glorious work in 
East Carolina. External advantages are not our great need. 
Spiritual power is what we need. It is the fruits of the Holy Spirit 
of God manifested in our hearts and lives as individuals, guiding and 
animating our counsels as a Church, infusing renewed zeal and 
energy into all the work of the Church, and causing her light so 
to shine before men that they may see her good works and glo- 
rify our Father which is in Heaven. It is this that will make the 
Church strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. It is 
this that will impart to her spiritual health, will cause her to 
grow, will cause her to enlarge the place of her tent, to stretch 
forth the curtains of her habitations, and to make her break forth 
on the right hand and on the left. 

If there is any thing that will retard our growth it will be our 
spiritual and not our material poverty. We ought not to be the 



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comparatively small and feeble body that we are in this land. It 
will be our own fault if we continue to be so. For there ought 
to be among us not only more order, more harmony, and more 
unity than can be found elsewhere; but also more self-sarifice, more 
fervent zeal, and more abundant labors than any other Christian 
body in this land. 

IV. And when we shall become thus enlivened by the quick- 
ening energies of God's Holy Spirit, men will flock into this 
Church "As doves to their windows." For it is our deficiences 
in these respects that prevent the recognition of her peculiar claims. 
Those Claims are just and right. They are founded upon the 
solid rocks of God's eternal//"?^. This Church has peculair ad- 
vantages which ought to make her the Church of thts country. 

ist. The purity and the Evangelical character of her doctrines 
are generally acknowledged. 

2nd. And it is no inconsiderable, matter, but one of vital con- 
cern that she is a historic Church. She is no sect. She is no off- 
spring of yesterday. Founded by the Apostle Paul, as there is good 
reason to believe, or else in the following century by those who 
were of the fellowship of the Apostles, as is beyond all doubt, she 
has come down to us through various vicissitudes, a true branch 
of that Church, in reference to which our Lord has promised that 
"The gates of hell shall not prevail against it." 

3d. Neither is it a small matter that she has retained the Di- 
vinely constituted Apostolic Ministry. "Lo, I am with you 
alway," said Jesus to His Apostles, even unto the end of the ivorld. 
This promise could not apply to them personally, for they died 
in a few years thereafter. It refers, therefore, to their office, and 
is an assurance that that office was to continue always in the 
Church, even to the world's end, and that it was to be a guaran- 
ty of God's aid and blessing. In the possession of this Ministry 
she rightly asserts the Divine authority for her ministrations, and 
also possesses that organization which God Himself has devised 
as best calculated to promote the interests of His heavenly king- 
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4th. And, moreover, to-day we meet together in a great meas- 
ure relieved of an obstacle which has hitherto greatly hindered 
the efficient discharge of the duties of the Episcopal office. The 
seven angels of the book of Revelations were bishops of Dioceses 
not of the extent of North Carolina, but of territories, each one 
of them not exceeding in magnitude two of our counties ; and 
so it was throughout the whole Church for ages afterwards. We 
are approximating, therefore, to that condition in which our bishop 
can be what the name of his office signifies, viz : an overseer 
of his Diocese. 

5th And withal, brethren, may I not add to this list of our 
peculiar advantages this cireumstance : that we meet to- 
gether to-day a completely organized body under a chief Pastor 
unanimously chosen by his brethren from among their own num- 
ber as the person whom, of all men with whom they were ac- 
quainted, they regarded as best fitted by ability, by worth and 
by other considerations to discharge the responsibility, the weight 
and the sacred duties of the Apostolic office. Possessed of such 
great advadtages if we do but heartily and practically recognize 
the great truth contained in my text that it is "Not by might, nor 
by power, but by the Holy Spirit of God" that this Church is to 
enter upon a career of prosperity, we may well hope and believe 
that the wall of misunderstanding and prej udice which has nither- 
to hemmed her in will be broken down and that she will become 
what she ought to be, a centre of unity in this day of manifold 
and increasing divisions among those upon whom is called the 
name of Christ. 

V. And now to conclude. While a very grave responsibility 
rests upon every member of the Church in this Diocese of East 
Carolina, a still greater responsibility rests upon you, beloved 
brethren of the Clergy and of the Lay delegates to this Conven- 
tion. You are the representative men of the Church of this Dio- 
cese. You are pre-eminently the builders of this portion of the 
spiritual temple of the most High God. I have endeavored to 
impress upon you that which I myself most firmly believe, viz : 



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that we have no ground of discouragement owing to any real or 
fancied lack of external advantages. I have endeavored to con- 
vince you of that which I am so thoroughly satisfied is the truth ; 
that there is nothing to prevent the Church of East Carolina from 
entering upon a career of spiritual prosperity, but a failure upon 
our part to lay hold by faith, by prayer and by the other means 
of grace upon the great Source of all Spiritual power, or else by 
neglecting to use all proper exertions to become the agents and 
the instruments of His working. The use of these means, how- 
ever, is open to us all. We may, if we will, secure God's Provi- 
dential ever-ruling of events to promote the welfare of Zion. 
We may, if we will, secure for ourselves the gifts and graces of 
the spirit of God, for if "Ye, being evil, know not how to give 
good gifts unto your children, how much more will your Heav- 
enly Father give His Holy Spirit to them that ask Mim ?" 

And each one of us can do much to set forward the building of 
the spiritual temple. There is no telling the power of one man, 
or indeed of one woman whom the spirit of God has stirred up 
fully to consecrate heart and life to His service. God has mercy 
upon thousands in them that love Him and keep His Command- 
ments. The fire of God's Spirit burning on the altar of one 
heart will light the sacred flame in the hearts of many others 
But if one person can accomplish much, what might not the 
nearly three thousand Communicants of this Diocese do, if all were 
alive to their duties and their opportunities ? 

Let each one of us, therefore, resolve that by God's grace, and 
in so far as in us lies we will accomplish no inconsiderable part. 
Our Master requires of us an example of all that is pure and true 
and of good report. He requires of us prayer without ceasing, 
and the diligent use of all the means of grace. He demands of 
us earnest, constant, self-denying labors, and hands ever open to 
give of our substance, gladly and bountifully, according as He 
has given unto ur. The Church of the future depends for what 
it is to be upon what we are and upon what we do now. If we 
fulfill our part well those that are to come after us will rise up 



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and call us "blessed.'" But we must look beyond results in this life 
to the momentous issues of eternity. We may directly, and while 
we live here on earth be God's instruments in leading into the way 
of life many who shall hereafter be gathered as shocks of corn fully 
ripe into the eternal garner of the Lord. But our work in saving 
souls need not cease with our departure from this world. Our 
example and our deeds will live after us, and may indirectly 
promote the salvation of many who are as yet unborn. 



Appendix B. 



-K 



USURER'S REPORT^ 

DlOGESE OP €AST (©AP^OLINA, 
TO APRIL 26, 1884. 



APPENDIX B. 



The Treasurer herewith presents his accounts to the 
First Annual Convention of the Diocese of East Carolina 
from the organization of the Diocese, (in December, 1883,) 
to April 26, 1884, showing the following" credit balances, viz : 

Episcopal and Contingent Fund $ T 49 2 5 

Diocesan Missions 11361 

Relief Fund ^3 49 

Education Fund 25 77 

Church Building Fund 2 r 29 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. J. De ROSSET, Treasurer. 



APPENDIX B. 



Diocese of East Carolina, Current Episcopal and Contingent Fund, 



To cash oaid expenses of the following Clergymen attending 
the Primary Convention at Newbern, Dec. 12, 1S83, viz ; 
C. O. Brady . . . $7 45 l Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr . $1 25 

PL S McDuffey . 
N. E. Price . . . 
R. B. Windley . . 



2 00 

6 00 
6 50 



1 30 
6 00 

4 60 



" Israel Harding . 
" N. Harding . . . 
" T. B. Haughton . 
" N. Collin Hughes 2 50 | | . #47 60 

To Blank Book for Treasurer's Accounts ! 6 00 

" '' for Parish Accounts, and ruling same . . . 3 35 

" Book for Treasurer's receipts '. 6 00 

" Blank Receipts for money paid ; 2 50 

" Check Book ■ 3 50 

" Printing Abstract of Proceedings of the Primary Con- 
vention ! 1 8 50 

" Postage, &c, distributing same ! 3 45 

" Printing Blanks for Testimonials, &c, relating to Bishop 

Elect ! 10 75 

" Express charges and postage of Papers of Standing 

Committee 8 50; 

" Rev. N. C. Hughes, expenses attending Meeting of 

Standing Committee, April 17, 1SS4 ! 1 1 20 

" Rt. Rev. A. A. Watson, D. D., on account of salary as 

Bishop ' 

" Postage stamps, &c, for Treasurer's use 

" Treasurer's commissions on Receipts, $615, at 5 per cent; 
" Balance carried to new account 



90 90 



30 45 



312 50 

I 37 

30 75 

149 25 

615 22 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for Diocesan Missions' 



To paid the following Clergymen, balance of Appropriations 
due them for Missionary Services to April 1, 1884 : 



Rev. S. S. Barber . . . $50 od 
" L. Eborn . . . . 50 oo 
" T. B. Haughton . 50 oo 



Rev. N. C. Hughes . $50 00 
" A. DeR. Meares 50 oo 
" R. B. Windley . 5000 



To Treasurer's commission on receipts, $435 37. at 5 per cent 
To Balance carried to new account 



300 00 

21 76 

113 61 

$435 37 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Relief Fund, 



To Treasurer's commissions on receipts, #56 31. at 5 pei cent 
,, Balancecarried forward 



2 82 
53 49 



56 31 



TREASURER'S REPORT TO APRIL 26, 1884. 



in Account with A. J. De Rosset, Treas'r, to April 25, 1834. 



By Amount from Parishes and Congregations as per Tabular! 

Statement herewith 

" Donation received April 3, 1SS4, from Rev. Bennett 
Smedes, of St. .Mary's School, Raleigh, N. C . . . 



1884. 
April 26. By Balance 

in Account with A, J. DeRosset, Treas'r, to April 25, 1834. 

By amount from Parishes and Congregations, as per Tabular 
Statement herewith 

By collection in Christ Church, Newbern, at Missionary 
Meeting, December 13, 1883 

By donation from Rev. W. S. Bynum 

from Rev. Bennett Smedes . 

1884. 
April 26. By Balance .... 

in Account with A. J. De Rosset, Treas'r, t) AdH! 25, 1884. 



5 

Or. 



600 22 
15 00 



615 22 
149 25 



Cr„ 



£293 49 

Si SS 
50 00 
10 00 



#435 37 
$113 61 



Cv. 



By amount from Parishes and Congregations, as per Tabular 
Statement herewith 


56 31 


18S4. 
April 26. By Balance 


56 31 


1 53 49 



APPENDIX B 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Education Fund. 



To paid Rev. Thos. F. Gailor for University of the South 
being amount of special contribution from St. 

James' Parish, Wilmington 

" Treasurer's commissions on receipts, $37 65, at 5 per cent 
" Balance carried forward 



510 00 

1 88 
25 77 

37 65 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Church Building Fund, 



To Treasurer's commissions on receipts, $22 41, at 5 percent 
" P>alance carried forward ! 



. 


12 


21 


29 


22 


41 



TREASURER'S REPORT TO APRIL 26, 1884. 



in Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treas'r, to April 26, 1884. Cr. 


By amount from Parishes and Congregations, as per Tabular 




37 65 


1884. 


37 65 


25 77 


in Account with A. J. De Rosset, Treas'r, to April 26, 1884. Cr. 


P>y amount from Parishes and Congregations, as per Tabular 
Statement 




22 41 


1884. 


22 41 

21 29 



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TABLE OF ABSTRACTS FROM PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 







LOCATION. 


1 


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3 

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7 

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5 

11 
3 

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3 
I 
1 

2 

1 
1 

3 
5 

2 

1 
1 
3 

5 
2 
2 

3 
2 

3 

1 
49 


5 
9 

4 
15 
10 
7 
3 
3 

5 

4 


Public 


Communion. 


Sunday Schools. 


Parish Schools. 






Baptisms. 


Communicants. 


Services. 


No. Times 
Administer'd 


Teachers 


1 

1 

1 

2 

1 
1 

3 
3 
1 

1 

1 

16 


Scholars. 


01 

3 

X 

1 
1 

1 
4 


It 

3 
4 

1 

4 
12 


Scholars. 






0,3 

3 
1/) 


rt 
O V 






1 

9 
2 
8 
18 
4 
6 
2 
4 
6 

4 
4 

16 
1 

7 
6 
4 

5 
2 
7 
3 
17 
26 
3 
4 
8 
4 

180 


13 

H 

9 
2 

1 
1 

7 
3 
6 
7 

7 
6 

16 

3 

10 
9 
7 

8 
3 
10 
4 
18 
28 
5 
5 
9 
9 

233 


1 

4 
55 
39 
72 
17 
10 
13 
30 

45 
10 

34 

25 

'25 

16 
48 
119 
24 
8 
30 
14 

63S 


1 

6 
65 
81 
68 
16 
15 
17 
30 

50 
13 

38 

35 

40 
15 

50 
146 
27 
6 
47 
14 

779 




h 

50 
10 
120 
120 
140 
33 
25 
3° 
60 

40 

95 
23 

72 
37 
35 

60 
3° 
65 
31 
98 
265 
51 
14 
77 
28 

1509 


32 
40 

8 

59 
!39 


3 

89 

57 

13 
63 




H 

121 
97 

21 




CLERGYMEN. 


MISSION STATIONS. 
(Mission Stations in italics.) 


c 

7 
4 
14 
36 
19 
10 
6 
2 
19 

8 
9 

3 
7 

8 
3 
6 
2 

I 
11 

1 
7 
13 
43 
3 
3 
7 
2 

289 


"3 

•0 

<! 
2 

2 

5 

1 

3 
4 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

2 

1 
9 
I 

35 



H 

9 

4 
14 
38 
24 
11 
6 
5 
23 

9 
10 

4 
7 

8 
3 
7 
2 

1 

12 
8 

7 

H 
52 
4 
3 
7 
2 

324 


3§ 

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<^ 

3 

4 

1 

2 

3 

6 

13 
12 

4 
49 


5 = 
6.3 

9 

12 

1 

5 

2 
10 

3 
42 




1~. 
j|< 

12 

I 

12 

4 
I 

2 

3 

I 

II 

15 

22 

7 

91 


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CJ 

> 



6 

7 
15 

2 
I 

5 

1 
1 

1 
2 

15 
20 

2 
3 

81 


■a 

3 

4 
7 

1 

1 

1 
2 

3 
3 
3 

3 
13 

1 
1 

I 
55 


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2 
25 

3 
1 

1 
2 

34 


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a 




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•|o 

10 
16 

48 

3 
1 
9 

4 
2 

3 
3 
4 

18 
35 
1 
3 
3 

164 


% 3 
e-Z 


3 
3 

a. 


> 

2 

1 

3 
2 
2 

1 

2 
1 

2 

2 

2 
1 
2 

4 
n 

1 


J3 

6 
3 
Z 

1 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

1 
1 

I 

1 

1 
1 
1 

1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 

1 
1 
I 

2S 


1 

3 
3 
6 

1 
1 
2 
1 

3 
2 

2 

•3 
3 
3 

3 
I 
3 
1 
1 
2 
2 
1 
1 
5 

53 


| = 


T. M. Ambler 

C. O. Brady 

James Carmichael. D. D. . 

P. W. Cassey 

Robert B. Drane 

Luther Eborn 

E. M. Forbes 

Israel Harding 


St. Paul's 

St. John's 

St. Mark's 

St. John's 

St. Cyprian's 

St. Paul's 

St. yohn Evangelist . . . 
Grace Church 

St. Andrew's Mission . . . 

St. Paul's . . . ■ 

St. Mary's 


Wilmington 

Makelevville 

Wilmington 

Wilmington 

Edenton 

Edenton 

Plymouth 

Washington county . . . 

Tyrrell county 

Beaufort 


75 
14 
65 
52 
68 
38 
iS 
28 
56 

6 
20 
40 
20 

S 


225 
100 
300 
260 
J 93 
175 

67 
10S 
305 

20 

90 
160 
100 

50 


97 
13 
103 
94 
5i 
65 
19 
36 
81 
6 
45 
55 
50 
12 

126 
25 
4 

47 
42 
56 

20 
20 
238 
68 
62 
17 
218 
323 
56 
30 
70 
23 


100 
4 S 
94 
84 

104 

119 
23 
60 
60 
IS 

100 


75 

12 
112 
no 
160 

40 
19 

49 

40 
15 

' 18 
6 
3 
1 

57 
118 
3° 

' 178 

109 

3 

1 


13 
3 
9 
3i 
12 
34 
3 
12 
13 
1 

12 
12 
5 
1 

13 
12 
5 
12 
12 
12 

16 
17 
3 
2 
52 
46 
3 


; ; 
1 


Pitt county 

Lenoir county 

Snow Hill 


. .! 22 

9 






Holy Innocents 

Sit Thomas' Mission . . 

St. Peter's 

Church of the Advent . . 
Gainesville Mission .... 

St. Martin's 

St. Paul's 

Trinity Church 

St. John's 

Aurora Mission ...... 

St. Paul's 

St. John's 

Christ Church 

St. Joseph's 


122 
' ' 




Nat. Harding 

T. B. Haughton 

r H. G. Hilton 

N.C. Hughes, D.D. . . . 

J. C. Huske, D. D 

John Kiernan 

H. S. McDuffey 

A. DeR. Meares 

V. W. Shields 

A. A Watson, D. D. . . . 
Robert B. Windley .... 


Craven county 

Washington 

Hamilton 

Greenville 

Beaufort county . ... 

Beaufort county 

Beaufort county . . 

Vanceboro 

Fayetteville 

Elizabeth City 

Fayetteville 

Newbern • . . 

Wilmington 

Beaufort county 

Bath 


3 

68 
10 
3 
23 
21 
20 
11 
14 
12 
106 
56 
40 
16 
'34 
256 
41 
28 
35 

12 


280 
65 
10 
86 
112 
96 
52 
66 
43 
53° 
186 
129 
54 
580 
762 
187 
128 
300 
70 


12 
2 

3 
4 

2 

II 
10 
10 

10 
32 

6 
1 
1 

166 


I 
"5 
92 
8 
22 
4 S 
100 
9 
9 
11 
6S 
104 
106 
18 
156 
137 
43 
10 


2 

2 


Christ Church 

St. James' Church .... 
Zion Church 


5 


St. Stephen's ...... 

St. Thomas' 

the Diocese of North 
Carolina. 


Goldsboro 

Totals 






. .1. . 
222 361 




6 


6 


3 






1,417 


5,889 


2,172 


1,970 


1,162 


369 


39 


10 



TABLIE OIF 1 ABSTRACTS ZFIROZMI PAROCHIAL RBPOBTS-«««rf. 



PARISHES AND 
ISS N" STATIONS. 



Stations in italics.) 



Contkiiuth ins Within the 1 Hocf.se. 



- Wilmington 

m's Makeleyville 

; 5 \\ ilmington 24 by 

i's Wilmington 61 

ui's Newbern 10 50 

ill's Edenton S3 45 

Evangelist. . . Edenton 

Grace Church Plymouth 

St. David's Washington county . 

a 's Mission . . . Tyrrell county .... 

- Beaufort 

St. .Man's Kinston 33 S5 

n's Pitt county 

IIolv Innocents . .- . . . Lenoir county .... 

St. Barnabas' Snow Hill 

-S/ Thomas' Mission . . Craven county .... 

St. Peter's Washington 35 00 

Church of the Advent . . Williamston 14 30 

Jamtsville Mission .... lamesville : - . 

. . . . Hamilton 43 " 

St. Paul's Greenville ... 

Trinity Church Beaufort county 

St. John's Beaufort county 

Aurora Mission Beaufort county . . . . 2 25 

St. Paul's - . iVanceboro 

St. John's Fayetteville 

Christ Church Elizabeth City .... 

St. loseph's Fayetteville 

St Phillip's Smithville 

Christ Church Newbern 

St. James' Church .... Wilmington I -*78 03 

Zion Church Beaufort county \ | 4 to 

St. Thomas' Bath 

St. Stephen's Goldsboro I 3 00 

St. Thomas' 'Windsor 



S503 
2846 
085 
7 13 



Totals . 



9 52 

11 42 

3 5" 

5 00 



1 ,000 00 
125 00 
214 00 
7SO 06 

609 63 

4 00 
5000 

3S089 

5 00 
300 00 
30000 
100 00 

5000 



3S5 65 
75 00 

202 00 

661 34 
65 90 

106 36 
20 10 
30 00 

191 So 



165 48 



244 Si 

9 82 

100 00 

30000 

13600 

4050 

5000 

525 

[,070 00 



50 00 

45 00 

7 50 



398 32; 
1,202 44 



35 79 

87 40 

1,200 00 408 33 

2,15000! .1,472 50 

201 65I . . 



528 00 . . 

1 50 oo[ 1 5 00 



75 00] 
4005 

851 65! 

171 16 
23 96 

305 75 ! 



2500 
400 CO 



3 00 
140 00 
3000 



1,407 65 
206 00 
525 39, 

1 .564 04 
93i 55 1 
975 6o| 
4So6, 
3S5 75 
572 69 
5 00 
400 00 
499 33; 
12625 
45000 



100 00 
7 50 



75 00 
5 00 
21 00 
33 39 



25 00 
4000 
15 00 



35 63 



2,917 7S 

1,727 82; 

600 ool 

2 O5 1 
8000; 

138 oo 1 



1,215 °° 
276 II 

9S2J 

333 H 

345 0O 

173 50; 

4050 

54 251 

5 25 

1,390 66 

2S46I 

132 81I 

194 53, 

4,9 2 4 43; 

6,930 79 

805 75 

2 05 

611 00 

306 00 



100 00 
25 00 
1500 
3000 
40 00 

1650 



71 65 
7 50 



11 42 
25 21 



1899 
1 75 



6 66 
1059 
14 00 



6 75 
42 35 



4 00 
200 00 

34 42 

29 00 

10 00 
225 00 
450 00145 31 

20 00 2 72 



189 27 



10 1,66345111,3077814,4891517,56685125,8733311,717 81582 43 91 34 63 8S 80 46653 76 ! 3,i89 6SI139 957 95 121 25I164 



■J3 R 
V 3 



I 00 

847 

3 00 



2 90 
48 65 



1 88 

2 7S 



1 30 

19 15 

20 27 
50 



4 5 
1 74 



1 19 
800 
15 45 



8500 



202 9S 
40 00 
10 00 
121 42 
5 00 
121 12 
5 00 
37 16 
40 07 



116 00 
40 00 
16 50! 



Contributions Wiithout the 
Diocese. 



qS 



64 04 



3863 



11S 99 

28 80 

15 00 

39 66 
62 27 
17 92 

16 50 
7 60 
4 00 

295 9S 
34 42 
33 28 
16 51 
441 42 
1,159 22 
23 22 
42 05 
32 00 
45 59 



9 00 
1 33 
4 33 



6 00 

1 52 



27 92 
300 



64 04 



86 08 
8 00 



900, 
1 32: 

4 32 



214 16 
8 00 



16 52 



iS 45 



18 00 
2 65 
S 65 



6 00 

1 52 



55 84 
51 30 



,824 79 
246 00 
543 39 

,685 46 
936 55 

,H3 24 
53 06 
422 91 
612 76 
5 00 
400 00 
615 33 
166 25 
466 50 



1 ,3 6 3 99 
307 3 

24 82 
39i 

407 27 

209 42 

59 65 

7050 

9 25 

1,692 64 

62 48 

167 61 

211 04 

5,42i 69 

8,141 31 

829 51 

44 10 

643 

35i 59 



434 03 29,49964 '9 



W 



2,500 
800 

6,000 

20,00o| 
1,600 
5,000 

800 
5,O0O 
2,IOO 

600 
3.OOO 
3.500 
1,000 

800 



IO.OOO 
1,000 
3,000 

600 

500 60O 

400 



7*500 
6,000 
1,200 
T.OOO 
5,000 
5,000 
2,000 
2,000 
1,000 
3.SOO 



3° 

2,0OO 

500 



1,500 
300 



O c >■ 



4.5001 
850 

S.200 

22,Soo 

2.IOO 

60O 

800 

7,50O 

4,400 

600 

2,500 

5,000 



n.Soo 
2,200 



1,500 



500 
2,500 
3,000 

600 



1 S3S6 15 $153,400 #20,800 #i5,300;jliS4,ioo 



900 
500, 



8,400 
18,000 
1,200 
... 1,500 
2,500 40,000 
6,000! 24,000 
... I 2,600 
2,025 
1,000 
4,50o 



25 



250 
600 
100 



The following Parishes and missions are not included in the report as no Parochial reports were received from any of them. St, James' Beaufort County, H-i'.y Innocents' Avoct, Gnc-i CIiiiv.ni B;rt!c County, St. Paul's Church Clinton. St. Mary'; 
Church Gatesville. St Peter's Mission Gates County, Holy Trinity Hertford, St. George's Hyde County. St. Luke's Washlngt m County. St. John's Church Wlnton, 



JOURNAL 



OF THE 



Second Annual Convention 



OF THE 



Protestaht Episcopal Church 



IN THE 

Diocese of East Carolina, 

ERRATA. 

Page 23, line 17, for "was" read "were." 

Page 24, line 1 1 , for ' 'had' ' read ' 'have. ' ' 

Page 26. The last four lines in the committee's report beginning with 
that should be in quotation marks. 

Page 40. The word "carried" is omitted, following Col. Fremont's resolu- 
tion. 

Page 77, line 14, for "substractions" read "subtractions." 



WILMINGTON, N. C: 

DEROSSET & Meares, Printers and Publishers. 

1885. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



May, 1885. Officers of the Convention. Standing Committee. 



Itnmif rrf J*H$i forcrBtm. 



BISHOP AND EX OFFICIO CHAIRMAN OF THE CONVENTION: 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Wilmington. 



A. D. 1885. 

PRESIDENT OF THE CONVENTION: 

The Rev. E. M. Forbes, Beaufort, N. C. 

SECRETARY: 

The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, Washington, N. C. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY: 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Chocowinity, N. C. 

Treasurer: 

ArmandJ. DeRosset, M. D., Wilmington, N. C. 

historiographer : 

Col. James G. Burr, Wilmington, N. C. 

STANDING COMMITTEE: 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., A. J. De Rosset, M. D. 
The Rev. Thomas M. Ambler, John Hughes, 

The Rev. N. Collin Hughes. D. D. 



SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Committees, Trustees, &c. [May, 



EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE: 



The Rev. N. Harding, George H. Roberts, 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, E. S. Hoyt, 

John S. Long. 



COMMITTEE ON CANONS: 



The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., A. J. DeRosset, M..D., 
The Rev. V. W. Shields, John Hughes. 

The Rev. T. M. Ambler, 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: 



The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., George H. Roberts, 

The Rev. N. E. Price, W. Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 



EDUCATION COMMITTEE: 



The Rev. T. M. Ambler, Wm. Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 



CHURCH BUILDING COMMITTEE: 



The Rev. R. B. Drane, F. A. Boyle, 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, Wilson G. Lamb. 

The Rev. T. B. Haughton, 

TRUSTEES OF THE DIOCESE: 

TheRt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Hon. George Davis, 

Col. S. L. Fremont. 

TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH: 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, William Latimer, 

W. B. Shepard. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



1885.] 



Trustees and Deputies. 



TRUSTEES OF THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: 



The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, 
The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D. , 
The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D. 
The Rev. Israel Harding, 
The Rev. Robert B. Drane. 



A. J. DeRosset, M. D. , 
Henry R. Bryan, 
John Hill, 
Robert E. Calder. 



DEPUTIES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION: 



The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D. 
The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D. 
The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, 
The Rev. Thomas M. Ambler, 



A.J. DeRosset, M. D., 
John Hughes, 
James C. McRae, 
John W. Atkinson. 



SUPPLEMENTARY DEPUTIES: 



The Rev. Israel Harding, 
The Rev. V. W. Shields, 
The Rev. R. B. Drane, 
The Rev. Luther Eborn, 



W. J. Griffin, 
S. J. Hinsdale, 
DuBrutz Cutlar. 
John H. Hill, M. D. 



SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Clergy List. [May, 



jtlp^Wbdi Jml of flp ffcrgt^ 



MAY. 1885. 



The Rt. Rev. Alfred Augustin Watson, D. D., Bishop, 
Wilmington. 

PRIESTS. 

The Rev. Ambler, Thomas M. , Rector, St. Paul's, Wilming- 
ton, and Examining Chaplain. 

Carmichael, James, D. D., Rector, St. John's, Wil- 
mington, and Examining Chaplain. 

Drane, Robert B., Rector, St. Paul's, Edenton. 

Forbes, E. M., Rector, St. Paul's, Beaufort, and 
Examining Chaplain. 

Harding, Israel, Rector, St. Mary's, Kinston, Holy 
Innocents, Lenoir co., and St. John's, Pitt co. 

Harding, Nathaniel, Rector, St. Peter's, Washing- 
ton, Examining Chaplain and Secretary of the 
Convention. 

Haughton, Thomas B. , Rector, Church of the Ad- 
vent, Williamston. 

Hillyar, James M., Rector, St. Stephen's, Goldsboro. 

Hughes, N. Collin, D.D., Rector, St. Paul's, Green- 
ville and Trinity Church, Beaufort county, and 
Examinining Chaplain; P. O. Chocowinity. 
Huske, Joseph C. , Rector, St. John's, Fayetteville. 



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1885.] Clergy List. 



The Rev. Jarvis, Herbert M., Rector, Grace Church, Wood- 
ville. 

Kiernan, John, Rector, Christ Church, Elizabeth 
City. 

Lewis, Wm. H., Rector, St. James', Wilmington. 

Price, N. E., Rector, St. Thomas', Bath. 

Shields, Van Winder, Rector Christ Church, New- 
bern, and Examining Chaplain. 

Sweetland, Edward R., Rector, Grace Church, Ply- 
mouth, and St. Thomas', Windsor. 

Thorpe, Thomas M. 

DEACONS. 

The Rev. Barber, Samuel S., officiating in St. John's, Make- 
ley ville, Hyde county; P. O. Lake Comfort. 

Brady, Charles O. , officiating in St. Mark's, Wil- 
mington. 

Burr, E. Chrysostom. 

Cassey, Peter W., officiating in St. Cyprian's, 
Newbern. 

McDuffy, Henry S., officiating in St. Joseph's, 
Fayetteville. 

Hughes, N. C, Jr., officiating in Aurora Mission, 
Haw Branch Mission and Vanceboro Mission, 
Beaufort and Craven counties ; P. O. Chocowinity. 

Morelle, Daniel, Teaching in Wilmington. 

Phelps, Hardy H., officiating in St. John's, Dur- 
ham's Creek, P. O. Chocowinity. 

Windley, Robert B., officiating in Zion Church, 
Beaufort county; P. O. Bunyan, Beaufort county. 



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Candidates, Postulants, &c. [May, 



CANDIDATES FOR PRIEST'S ORDERS. 

The Rev. S. S. Barber, The Rev. H. H. Phelps, 

P. W. Cassey, F. N. Skinner. 

C. O. Brady, 
Henry S. McDuffy, 

CANDIDATES FOR DEACON'S ORDERS. 

C. E. Saddler. 

POSTULANTS. 

T. E. Cutler, Claudius F. Smith. 

EXAMINING CHAPLAINS. 

The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D., The Rev. T. M. Ambler, 



The Rev. E. M. Forbes, The Rev. V. W. Shields, 



The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D. , The Rev. Nathaniel Harding. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committees to Report to Next Convention. 



tommttlm to Imparl to Hp Samarium 



OF 1886. 



COMMITTEE ON CANONS: 

The Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D. , John Hughes, 

V. W. Shields, A. J. De Rosset, M. D. 

T. M. Ambler, 

Committee appointed to Inquire and Report a Plan for the Formation of a 
League or Brotherhood to Aid the Families of Deceased Clergymen in 
the Diocese. 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D. J. W. Atkinson. 

W. L. De Rosset. 



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Parishes. Missions, Delegates and Alternates. [May, 



IN THE DIOCESE, 

AND OF DELGATES ENTITLED TO SEATS IN THE CONVENTION 

OF 1885. 



[Those marked thus * were present. Mission Stations in italics. ] 

Aurora Mission. 

Holy Innocents, Avoca. 

St. Thomas' Church, Bath. 

James F. Carrow, John F. Harding.* 

Bayboro Mission. 

St. Paul's Church, Beaufort. 

James C. Davis,* John Gibble,* 

J. L. Gibble, Charles McL. Higgins, 

Alonzo Thomas, George Copes, 

M. R. Geffroy, C. E. Sadler.* 

St. James' Church, Beaufort county. 

D. W. Jarvis, F. B. S. Jarvis, 

George L. Swindell, S. W. Clark. 

Zion Church, Beaufort county. 

O. H. P. Tankard, Jesse Braddy, 

John M. Cotten, R. B. Cutler, 

C. C. N. Cutler, Charles E. Tankard, 

James H. Aligood, Abner N. Cutler. 

Burgaw, Pender county. 



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1885.] Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



St. Joseph, Camden county. 

Trinity Church, Cbocowinity. 

Harvey R. Bright* S. B. Archbell, 

John R. Hughes, Frederic Grist. 

George Bright, 
W. H. Patrick, 

St. Paul's Church, Clinton. 

St. Andrew' s, Columbia. 

St. John's, Durham's Creek. 

"W. H. Fortescue, Ab. Tuten, 

Edward Tripp, Thomas C. Butt. 

Joseph L. Butt, 
Wm. M. Butt 

St. Paul's, Edenton. 

F. N. Skinner,* Frank Wood, 

W. B. Shepard, H. H. Page, 

W. Y. Warren, W. J. Leary, Jr. 
Thomas Thompson, 

St. John, Evangelist, Edenton. 

Anderson Luten, Armsted Daves. 

Christ Church, Elizabeth City. 

D. B. Bradford, Frank Vaughn, 

J. W. Albertson, Jr., Blucher Ehringhaus, 

W. J. Griffin, W. B. Murphy. 

Fairfield, Hyde county. 

Faison, Duplin county. 

Falkland, Pitt county. 

St. John's Church, Fayetteville. 

Hon. R. P. Buxton, John B. Broadfoot, 

F. R. Rose, W. T. Campbell, 

W. A. Guthrie, Robert S. Huske, 

W. N. Tillinghast,* George H. Haigh. 



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Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. [May , 



St. Joseph's Church, Fayetteville. 

J. B. Hall, D. Buxton, 

T. H. McNeil, Lewis Levy, 

J. S. Leary, F. A. Williston, 

George H. Williams, W. B. Barge. 

St. Mary's Church, Gatesville. 

St. Peter's, Gates county. 

St. Stephen's, Goldsboro. 

Col. G. W. Collier, J. F. Dortch, 

Dr. D. Cogdell * W. H. Barnes, 

Captain O. Holmes,* H. P. Dortch, 

George C. Royal, J. H. Hill. 

St. Paul's Church, Greenville. 

Harry Skinner, Dr. Richard Williams, 

R. R. Cotten, Charles Skinner, 

L. V. Morrel, J. B. Worsley,* 

Dr. W. M. B. Brown, Henry Harding. 

St. Martin's Church, Hamilton. 

R. H. Everett, N. H. Sebrel, 

John P. Boyle, H. I. Clark, 

W. J. Cleary, James H. Martin,* 

G. C. Lamb,* T. E. Darden. 

Haw Branch, Beaufort county. 

Church of the Holy Trinity, Hertford. 

B. S. Skinner, Francis Picard, 

Dr. J. T. Smith, James L. Skinner. 

St. George's Church, Hyde county. 

H. S. Gibbs, F. S. Roper, 

W. P. Midyett,* S. F. Gaskins, 

Edward Clark, M. D., A. B. Tunnell. 
Milton Selby, M. D. , 

Jamesville, Martin county. 



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J 3 



1885. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates snd Alternates. 



Juniper Bay, Hyde county. 
St. Mary's Church, Kinston. 



J. C. Washington, 
J. P. Hasket,* 
S. H. Abbott,* 
George E. Miller,* 



E. S. Laughinghouse, 
L. A. Mewborne, 
J. P. Tucker, 
George A. Grimsby. 



M. Makeley, 
M. C. Whitfield, M. D., 
George G. Newman, 
A. J. Tooley, 



Holy Innocent's, Lenoir county. 
St. John's Church, Makeleyville. 

A. J. Smith. 



Marlboro, Pitt county. 

St. Barnabas', Murfreesboro. 

St. John's, Newbegun. 

Christ Church, Newbern. 



John Hughes,* 
H. R. Bryan, 
George H. Roberts,* 
W. H. Oliver,* 



John S. Long,* 
John Dunn, 
Robert Ransom, 
J. B. Hughes, M. D. 



St. Cyprian's Newbern. 



J. B. Brown,* 
J. H. Fisher, 
C. E. Palmer, 
George R. Green, 



Israel Harris, 
Matthiew Ellison, 
J. J. Hill, 
T. W. Spruil. 



St. John's, Pitt county. 



W. A. Pugh, 

Fred. Harding,* 

W. S. Wooten,* 

W. J. H. Laughinghouse, 



E. E. Powell, 
J. E. May, 
W. H. Tripp, 
W. J. Kilpatrick. 



55?. Michael's, Pitt county. 



14 SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. [May, 

Pantego, Beaufort county. 

Grace Church, Plymouth. 

F. A. Boyle,* 
T. O. Vail, 
W. H. Ward, 
Edmund Alexander. 

Point Caswell, Pender county. 

Rockahock. 

Christ Church, Rockfish. 

St. Mark's Church, Roxabel. 

St. David's Church, Scuppernong. 

D. Spruill, W. H. Hardison, 

C. L. Pettigrew,* S. S. Woodley, 

Arthur Collins, N. O. Eborn, 

Alexander Armstrong, H. H. Davenport. 

St. Phillip's Church, Smithville. 

St. Barnabas', Snow Hill. 

St. John, Evangelist, South Mills. 

Swan Quarter, Hyde county. 

St. Paul's, Vanceboro. 

St. Peter's Church, Washington. 

Edmund S. Hoyt,* W. A. Blount, M. D., ' 

J. G. Bragaw, W. Z. Morton, 

B. S. Hoskins,* H. F. Hancock, 

C. F. Ellison, A. M. Buchanan. 

St. Luke's Church, Washington county. 

W. Cotten Downing, W. A. Hodges, 

A. L. Chesson, Thomas Vail, 

J. A. Chesson, A. N. Vail. 

Church of the Advent, Williamston. 

Wilson G. Lamb,* Thos. S. Burbank, M. D. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



1885.] Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 

Joseph M. Siterson,* Gideon Lamb, 

Alexander H. Smith, W. Z. Morton, Jr. 

St. James' Church, Wilmington. 

A. J. DeRosset, M. D.,* Col. J. G. Burr, 

Col. William L. DeRosset,* Clayton Giles, 

Col. J. W. Atkinson,* R. E. Calder, 

William Calder,* J. L. Boatwright. 

St. John's Church, Wilmington. 

Josh. T. James, O. P. Meares, Jr., 

Gabriel Holmes,* Duncan K. McRae, 

H. G. Smallbones,* Walter Rutland, 

S. L. Fremont,* W. H. Yopp. 

St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

R. E. Heide, R. B. Wood, 

F. M. Mitchell, H. A, Burr, 

DuBrutz Cutlar, W. G. McRae, 

R. G. Rankin, W. H. Bernard. 

St. Mark's Church, Wilmington. 

J. H. Davis, W. J. Stewart, 

Valentine Howe, H. G. Sampson, 

J. O. Nixon, C. W. Avant, 

J. D. Sampson, Francis Payne. 

St Thomas' Church, Windsor. 

J. A. Grant, E. W. Gray, 

D. C* Winston, L. S. Webb, 

Theophilus Overby, J. B. Gray, 

J. J Jacocks, F. D. Winston. 

St. John's Church, Winton. 

Grace Church, Woodville. 

J. S. Griffin, M. D., 
J. H. Brett. 



1 6 SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



First Day. Organization. 



JOURNAL 



OF THE 



Jf trashing* t& ilp ©mnra&at of 1885, 



FIRST DAY. 

St. Mary's Church, Kinston, N. C, 

Wednesday, May 13th, 1885. 

The Second Annual Convention of the Protestant Episco- 
pal Church in the Diocese of Hast Carolina assembled in St. 
Mary's Church at 10 A. M. 

The Rt. Rev. the Bishop of the Diocese offered prayers and 
called the Convention to order. 

The Secretary called the roll, and the following Clergymen 
answered to their names: 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D. 
The Rev. Thomas M. Ambler, 

" " CO. Brady, 

" " James Carmichael, D. D., 

" " R. B. Drane, 

" " Luther Eborn, 

" " E. M. Forbes, 

" " Israel Harding, 

" " Nathaniel Harding, 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 1 7 



1885.] Opening Services. 



The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., 
" •' N. C. Hughes, Jr., 
" " Joseph C. Huske, D. D., 
•' " Henry S. McDufFey, 
" " N. E. Price, 
" " R. B. Windley. 

The roll of Delegates, who had presented certificates of elec- 
tion, was then called and the following answered to their 
names : 

F. N. Skinner, Dr. D. Cogdell, G. C. Lamb, W. P. Mid- 
yett, James H. Martin, G. E. Miller, Fred. Harding, E. S. 
Hoyt, B. S. Hoskins, Dr. A. J. DeRosset, Wm. Calder, Ga- 
briel Holmes. 

A quorum not being present, a recess was taken until after 
Divine Service. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. E. R. Sweetland, 
Rev. Nathaniel Harding and the Rev. Israel Harding, the 
Rev. James Carmichael, D. D., reading the Litany. The 
Ante-Communion was read by the Bishop, assisted by the 
Rev. Dr. Hughes and the Rev. Dr. Huske. The Sermon 
was preached by the Rev. T. M. Ambler, from Acts x: 44: 
' 'While Peter yet spake these words the Holy Ghost fell on 
all them which heard the word. ' ' The offerings of the con- 
gregation for the Ravenscroft Church Book Society were re- 
ceived and presented by the Bishop. The Holy Communion 
was celebrated by the Bishop, assisted by Rev. N. C. Hughes, 
D. D., Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D. and the Rev. Thomas 
M. Ambler. The Rt. Rev. the Bishop of the Diocese pro- 
nounced the Benediction. 

After Divine Service the Convention reassembled. 



SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Election of Officers. Report of Finance Committee. [May. 

The roll was again called and the following Delegates, not 
r resent this morning, answered to their names: 

Rev. P. W. Cassey, Rev. Van Winder Shields; Lay Dele- 
gates; C. E. Sadler, John Worsley, S. H. Abbott, W. H. 
Oliver, J. B. Brown, Col.W. L. DeRosset, Col. S. L. Fremont. 

A quorum being present the Bishop declared the Conven- 
tion duly organized. 

On motion of the Rev. I. Harding, the Rev. E. M. Forbes 
was unanimously elected President. 

On motion the Rev. N. Harding was elected Secretary. 

The Secretary asked that the Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr. be 
appointed Assistant Secretary. He was so appointed. 

The Treasurer presented his Report. (See Appendix B.) 

Dr. DeRosset moved that visiting clergy and clergy be- 
longing to this Diocese but not entitled to seats be invited to 
take honorary seats in this Convention. Carried. 

The Bishop here gave notice that he desired the first night 
of the next session of the Annual Convention to be devoted to 
the reading of Parochial Reports. 

On motion the Convention took a recess until 5 P. M. 



Wednesday, 5 o'clock P. M. 

The Bishop called the Convention to order. 

The Rev, Dr. Hughes read the report of the Committee on 
Finance: 

The Finance Committee respectfully report that they have examined the 
securities in the hands of the Treasurer of the Diocese, his vouchers for 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 1 9 

188% ] Committees. Report of Standing Committee. 

monies disbursed, and the cash in hand, ani find them correct, and in ac 
cordance with his report already submitted to this Convention. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Chairman. 

The Bishop announced the following regular Committees: 

COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS. 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Gabriel Holmes, 

Dr. D. Cogdell. 

NEW PARISHES. 

Rev. IvUther Eborn, E. S. Hoyt, 

G. C. Lamb. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Rev. N. E. Price, Fred. Harding, 

C. E. Sadler. 

COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

Rev. R. B. Drane, G. E. Miller, 

James Carmichael, D. D. , Wm. L. De Rosset. 

Israel Harding. 

On motion of William Calder, the Convention went into 
the election of a Treasurer. 

Rev. E. M. Forbes moved that Dr. A. J. DeRosset be unan- 
imously elected. The ballot being dispensed with he was 
elected viva voce. 

The Rev. Dr. Huske presented and read the report of the 
Standing Committee: 

REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE. 

The Standing Committee respectfully report that their first meeting after 
their election by the Convention at Washington, May 15, 1884, was held at 
that place on the following day. When Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D. ,was 



20 SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Report of Standing Committee. Proposed Prayer Book. May, 

re-elected President and Dr. A. J. DeRosset Secretary. At the same meeting 
the letters of the Standing Committees of the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and 
Western Michigan were laid before the Committee consenting to the conse- 
cration of the Rev. A. A. Watson, D. D. as Bishop of this Diocese with ex. 
pressions of regret that the action of their bodies had been unavoidably de- 
layed. And the Secretary was directed to record the fact that all the forty- 
eight Dioceses of the Church in the United States had given canonical 
consent to the consecration of our Bishop. 

At the same meeting, May 16, 1884, consent was given to the election by 
the House of Bishops of Rev. Samuel D. Ferguson as Missionary Bishop of 
Cape Palmas and Rev. William J. Boone as Missionary Bishop of Shanghai 

September 17, 1884, the Committee gave consent to the ordination of the 
Rev. Nymphas E. Price to the Priesthood, and to the consecration of Rev. 
Nelson S. Rulison, D. D., as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Central 
Pennsylvania. 

October 15th, 1885, testimonials were given in favor of Mr. Hardy H. 
Phelps for ordination as Deacon in less than three years from the date of his 
admission as a candidate for Priest's Orders. 

December 11, 1884, consent was given to the consecration of the Rev- 
William Paret, D. D., as Bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, and of Rev. 
George Worthington, S. T. D., as Bishop of the Diocese of Nebraska. 

February 11, 18S5, consent was given to the admission of Mr. Claudius 
Emmet Sadler as a candidate for Holy Orders. 

Col. William L. DeRosset offered the following resolution: 

Resolved, That clergymen who have been invited to honorary seats in this 
Convention, and who are canonically connected with this Diocese, be invited 
to take part in the discussions of this body. 

Carried. 

The Secretary presented the notification of the Secretary of 
the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies of proposed alterations 
in the Prayer Book. 

Dr. DeRosset moved to refer the whole subject of arrears to 



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1885.] Sundry Committees Appointed. 



the Finance Committee, with full power to effect a settlement 
on the best terms possible. Carried. 

Col. Wm. L. DeRosset offered the following resolution: 

Resolved, That the question as to the time and place of meeting of the 
next Convention be referred to a committee of three to whom shall be re- 
ferred all matter pertaining thereto, to report on Friday morning at the 
opening of the session, and that said report be the special order when made. 

Carried. 

The Chair appointed as such committee Col. William L. 
DeRosset, Dr. D. Cogdell and George E. Miller, 

William Calder offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That a committee of four, consisting of two Clergymen and two 
Laymen, be appointed to report nominations for the several committees re- 
quired to be elected by ballot, Trustees of the University of the South and 
Trustees of the Diocese. 

Carried. 

K. S. Hoyt offered the following resolution: 

Resolved, That the Treasurer be authorized to pay the expenses of clergy- 
men in attendance upon this Convention, who are in charge of Parishes but 
not entitled to seats. 

Carried. 

The Bishop announced as the Committee on Nominations 
Rev. Dr. Carmichael, Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Wm. Calder 
and E. S. Hoyt. 

On motion the Convention adjourned until after Divine 
Service to-morrow morning-. 



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Bishop's Address Referred. [May 



SECOND DA.Y. 
Thursday Morning, May 14th, 1885. 

The Bishop called the Convention to order. 

The roll was called and the following, in addition to those 
present on yesterday, answered to their names: Rev. Thomas 
B. Haughton:Lay Delegates; John Gibble, H. R. Bright, W. 
N. Tillinghast, W. C. Whitfield, M. D., John Hughes, John 
S. Long, F. A. Boyle, Wilson G. Lamb, Joseph M. Siterson, 
J. W. Atkinson, H. G. Smallbones, C. L. Pettigrew, George 
H. Roberts, O. Holmes. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read and approved. 

The Bishop read his Annual Address. (See Appendix A.) 

Rev. V. W. Shields moved that the portion of the Bishop's 
Address in reference to the University of the South be re- 
ferred to a committee of three to report to this Convention. 
Carried. 

The Bishop appointed as such committee Rev. V. W. 
Shields, Col. J. W. Atkinson, G. C. Lamb. 

Col. S. L. Fremont moved that the portion of the Bishop's 
Address in reference to the Episcopal Residence and the 
Scholarship in the General Theological Seminary, still undi- 
vided, be referred to a committee of three to report to this 
Convention. Carried. 

The chair appointed as such committee Rev. R. B. Drane, 
F. A. Boyle and Joseph M. Siterson. 

Dr. DeRosset moved that the Bishop's Address be referred 
to the Committee on the State of the Church. Carried. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 23 



1885. Report of Committee on Canons. 

Rev. Jos. C. Huske, D. D., presented and read the report 
of the Committee on Canons : 

The Committee on Cations respectfully report that at the Primary Conven- 
tion of the Diocese at Newbern a resolution was passed referring to them 
the Constitution, Canons and Rules of Order of the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina, with instructions to report to the next Convention of the Diocese. 

The V Article of the Constitution of the Church in the United States 
provides "That whenever the division of a Diocese into two or more Dioceses 
shall be ratified by the General Convention, each of the Dioceses shall be 
subject to the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese so divided, except as 
local circumstances may prevent, until the same may be altered in either 
Diocese by the Convention thereof. 

The Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of North Carolina being thus 
(with the exception mentioned) the Constitution and Canons of this Diocese, 
the object of the above resolution, though not so expressly stated was yet 
no doubt to charge the Committee on Canons with the duty of considering 
and reporting to the ensuing Convention what changes in the Constitution, 
Canons and Rules of Order was in their judgment needful or desirable, in 
order the better to adapt them to the condition of this Diocese. 

The Committee not having had the opportunity and advantage of personal 
conference as a body, previous to the Convention of 1884, could not make 
a full report to that Convention assembled at Washington, but it proposed 
such changes only as were necessary to be made immediately, which changes 
the Convention promptly adopted. They also proposed the following reso- 
lution, which was adopted by the Convention, viz: 

"Resolved, That the Constitution, Canons and Rules of Order as amended 
by act of this Convention, together with all propositions to make further 
changes in the same, which may be adopted by this Convention, be referred 
to the Committee on Canons, with instructions to report to the next Annual 
Convention of the Diocese." 

During the past Convention year your Committee, in obedience to their 
instructions, have considered the subject referred to them as well as their 
circumstances would allow. Three out of the five members of the Committee 
on Canons having been called together a number of times during the year, 
as members of the Standing Committee, took occasion at those times to 
confer upon this subject also. The result of their labors was communicated 



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Report of Committee on Canons. [May. 



to the other two members of the Committee, who, after patient considera- 
tion of the subject, met them in full Committee, in which the whole subject 
was reviewed as thoroughly as the time would allow. 

The final result was a resolve of the Committee to report to the Conven- 
tion the additions to the Constitution and the changes in the Constitution 
and Canons, which appear in the printed paper marked (A), herewith sub- 
mitted, and which it is not thought needful to specify particularly in the 
body Of this report. 

The Committee desire to add that in the discharge of the duty assigned, 
them by the Convention, resulting in the proposed additions and changes, 
as they have not departed from the order of arrangement, so they had not 
intended to depart from any essential principle of the present Constitution 
and Canons. They are of the opinion that the Constitution and Canons 
which we have inherited by birth as a Diocese are in the main well suited to 
our condition, which, it is thought, has not been materially altered by the 
fact of division. 

They are not unacquainted with the history of the present Constitution 
and Canons, nor insensible to the claims to respect which they have upon us. 

With a view to vindicate this opinion and to aid those who may hereafter 
engage in the investigation of this subject, your committee hope that it will 
not be considered out of place to insert in this report the following brief 
history of the present Constitution and Canons: 

They were adopted at Goldsbero in the year 1859, 26 years ago, in lieu of 
a Constitution and Canons, which had, in the words of the Journal, 
"been compiled and amended" and adopted at Wilmington in 1830. The 
Constitution under which the Church was organized in North Carolina in 
1817 consisted of ten Articles, which remained unchanged up to 1830. 
There were in i8i7threecanons;in iSicjthree canons were added; in 1821, one; 
in 1824, two; in 1825, one; in 1827, one, and in 1830 two canons were added. 

In the review of 1830 one Article was added to the original ten of the Con- 
stitution, relating to the composition of the Standing Committee, requiring 
that a majority of that committee "shall at all times be clergymen of this 
Diocese, and no layman shall be appointed a member of said committee 
except he be a communicant of the Episcopal Church." (See Journal of 
1817, pp. 1 and 2, and Journal of 1830, pp. 23-28.) 

The Committee who revised and enlarged the Constitution in 1859 was ap- 
pointed in 1852, with power over "the Canons and Standing Resolutions 



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1885.] Report of Committee on Canons. 



only" — it being meant by "Standing Resolutions," as subsequently appears, 
the Rules of Order. (See Journal 1852, p. 47.) In 1S53 their powers were 
enlarged so as to take into review the Constitution also. (See Journal 1853. 
p. 47. ) This committee was composed of some of the ablest and most learned 
clergymen and laymen of the Diocese, viz: Rev. Dr. R. S. Mason, Rev. A. 
A. Watson, Rev. J. Avery Shepherd, Hon. John H. Bryan and Josiah Collins. 
In 1853 Rev. F. M. Hubbard was appointed in the place of Rev. Mr. Shep- 
herd, removed from the Diocese. They had the subject under consideration 
for seven years, being continued from year to year by the Convention. The 
Rules of Order prepared by this Committee and recommended by them in 
lieu of Rules of Order adopted in 1832, and continued year by year up to that 
time by annual motion, were adopted by the Convention in 1858. In that 
year this Committee was increased by adding to it Rev. Dr. Curtis, Thomas 
Ruffin and Hon. W. H. Battle. (See Journal 185S, p. 66.) 

The Constitution which they submitted to the Convention in 1859, "after," 
in the words of the Journal, "having been read and the whole carefully de- 
bated and considered was finally adopted by a unanimous vote." (See 
Journal 1S59, P- 53>) Next day the body of Canons submitted by them, after 
some amendment, was unanimously adopted. (See Journal, page 59. ) Since 
1859 the Constitution and Canons then adopted have been amended from 
time to time, judiciously, as your Committee think, and as the want of 
amendment and additions was felt by experience in the working of the 
Church. As representing this continued revision and amendment various 
editions of the Constitution and Canons have been put forth — in 1863, 1868, 
1 87 1 and 1873. An edition of 1866 bears upon its title page the words "re- 
vised and adopted in May" of this year. But that edition did not differ from 
the edition of 1863, except in the substitution of the word "Convention" for 
"Council" deemed to be needful in consequence of our reunion with the 
Church in the United States at the end of the civil war. The error on the 
title page is acknowledged and accounted for by the Secretary on p. 52 of 
the Journal of 1867. 

In 1878 a Special Committee of three was. appointed to revise and publish 
a new edition of the Constitution and Canons of 1,200 copies. This Com- 
mittee reported to the Convention of 1879 that the} - had examined the 
Journals from 1859 and found the text of the Constitution and Canons in 
such an unsatisfactory condition that they had authorized the publication 
of 150 instead of 1,200 copies, and intimated the need of amendments "to 
bring the several parts into more perfect consistency." 

The Convention authorized this Committee to submit amendments which 
they had prepared, which, together with a most elaborate paper by Rev. Dr. 



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Report of Committee on Canons. [May, 



Watson on this subject, were referred to the Committee on Canons with in 
structions to report to the next Convention. 

The Committee on Canons made report to the Convention of 1880, which 
report, after the adoption of Section 6 of Canon VIII proposed therein, was 
referred back to them with instructions to report to the next Convention. 

In 1881 substantially the same report was made by the Committee on 
Canons and its recommendations adopted, with one or two exceptions. 

In 1882 the changes in the Constitution were confirmed, and the Canons 
passed in 1S81, but whose operation had been suspended until final action 
was had and the changes in the Constitution went into effect. 

An edition of the Constitution, Canons and Rules of Order as thus amended 
was issued under the authority of the Convention, which is the Constitution, 
Canons and Rules of Order now in use, with the exception of an addition to 
Canon XI, made by the Convention of 1883. 

The object of this review is to show that the Constitution, Canons and 
Rules of Order as we now have them are entitled to great respect as being the 
result of careful study in committee and legislation grounded on that study 
and full discussion in convention continued year by year from 1852 to 1883. 
The history of all merely theoretic legislation, whether in State or Church 
is either useless or harmful. Such has not been the legislation of the 
Church in North Carolina but rather such as was intended to meet wants 
developed by experience. 

Your Committee, therefore, in making the additions and changes now 
submitted to the Convention have aimed to be governed by the same 
principle. 

If, however, it should be made apparent by discussion that in any case 
they have not so done or that the alterations proposed are not improvements 
they will cheerfully acquiesce in the better judgment of the Convention. 
For it is agreed among themselves, and hereby announced to the Conven- 
tion, that in signing this report no member of the Committee intends to 
commit himself unreservedly to any addition or change proposed, but each 
reserves to himself the privilege of taking such action in respect thereto as 
upon debate and further consideration he may think proper. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. C. HUSKE, Chairman, 
T. M. AMBLER, 
V. W. SHIELDS, 
A. J. DeROSSET, 
JNO. HUGHES. 

[N. B. The "printed paper marked A," referred to in the above report 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 2~] 



18S).] Report of Finance Ccn-mittee. 



comprised the Constitution and Canons as reported by the Committee. The 
The Constitution only was acted upon and after sundry amendments, made 
in the Committee of the Whole, was adopted as hereinafter stated, and will 
be found in Appendix A-III. The Canons as printed in same Appendix 
are in form as reported by the Committee on Canons and re-referred to them 
to report at the next Convention.] 

During the reading of this report, on motion, the Conven- 
tion took a recess until 4 P. M. 



Thursday, May 14, 1885—4 P. M. 

The Convention reassembled and was called to order by 
the Bishop. 

The Rev. Dr. Huske finished the reading of the report of 
the Committee on Canons. 

Dr. DeRosset moved that the Convention proceed to con- 
sider the Constitution as reported by the Committee on Canons. 

Wm. Calder moved as an amendment that the Convention 
go into Committee of the Whole for such consideration. 

Dr. DeRosset moved to lay the motion and amendment on 
the table until after the reports of committees. Carried. 

The Bishop called for reports of committees. 

The Rev. Dr. Hughes presented and read the report of the 
Finance Committee as follows: 

The Committee on Finance respectfully report that an examination of the 
report of the Treasurer to this Convention reveals facts of both an encour- 
aging and discouraging character. 

Exclusive of $422 96 received from the Treasurer of the Diocese of North 
Carolina as our portion of the receipts in his hands to the credit of the Cur- 



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Report of Finance Committee. [May, 

rent Episcopal and Contingent Fund, the receipts of this Fund for the past 
year have exceeded the expenses by more than $700. The sums contributed 
to Diocesan Missions exceed the expenses by nearly $440. These results 
clearly demonstrate the ability of this Diocese to meet all demands 
upon it for current expenses. But while this is true there are other facts 
which very clearly show that much more might be done toward the exten- 
sion of our Master's Kingdom than is now actually accomplished. It appears 
to be universally regarded as desirable that the Permanent Episcopal Fund 
should be so increased that the annual income derived from it would suffice 
for the support of the Bishop, so that the Diocese might devote her almost 
undivided energies to the great mission work within her borders and to other 
charities. If all the parishes had paid their assessments in full during the 
past year, instead of #708 88 to be added to the Permanent Episcopal Fund 
there would have been an addition to it of more than $1,100 from the Cur- 
rent Episcopal and Contingent Fund alone. The amount of arrearages due 
to this latter fund is $2,414 30. If this sum were at once paid in it would 
very materially aid in the support of the Episcopate. 

Notwithstanding the fact that there is a surplus of more than $500 in the 
treasury to the credit of Diocesan Missions the canonical collections in aid 
of that fund have fallen short of meeting its disbursements by nearly $300. 
The surplus in hand is derived from three sources, viz: collections by the 
Bishop, special donations and a balance of over $100 from last year. The 
collections made by the Bishop during his visitations amounted to nearly 
$500 and exceed the collections made according to the requirements of Canon 
XXI by more than $40. But it must be remembered that there were two 
Episcopal visitations throughout the Diocese during the past year, and that 
ordinarily so large a sum is not to be expected from this source. Of the ^7 
Parishes in the Diocese only 18, less than one-half have contributed any- 
thing whatever to this Fund, and of the 18 contributing Parishes a single 
Parish gave considerably more than all the other seventeen put together. 
But it must not be supposed that the surplus now in the treasury to the 
the credit of the current Missionary Fund indicates that the needs of the 
mission work are amply supplied. It is the very meagreness of the Mission 
Fund that prevents demands being made upon it. There are now numerous 
outlying Parishes and Mission Stations in whose behalf more than is now in 
the treasury could well be expended. There is not in the Diocese a single 
Missionary, in the true sense of that word, nor does the missionary treasury 
afford the means of sustaining one. Five times the amount now contributed 
to Diocesan Missions could well be employed in the furtherance of the great 
cause. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 2Q, 



1885.] Reports of Committees on Unfinished Business and Education. 

Your Committee would also call attention to the neglected condition of 
the Relief, Education and Church Building Funds. Of the 37 Parishes 
assessed only 12 have contributed to the Relief Fund, 14 to the Education 
and 15 to the Church Building Fund, and of the whole number only seven 
have come up to the full measure of their canonical obligations. 

The conservative and law-abiding character of this Church has ever been 
her glory and her strength. To what cause are we to attribute the present 
fearful neglect of the most express law of the Church requiring the clergy to 
take up stated collections in aid of her charities? Does any one doubt that 
the Church acts in the name of her Divine Master, and that her laws are 
binding upon the conscience ? If the sums collected should be small the 
taking up of the collections would at least show that reverence for law which 
those in high stations should be the first in setting an example. But if the 
failure to take up the collections arises from oversight then your Committee 
would very earnestly recommend the observance of definite times of collec- 
tions which should be punctually observed. And if the Convention does not 
see fit to determine them by canon, then we would suggest that each clergy- 
man might appoint them for himself. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Chairman. 

The Rev. N. E. Price read the report of the Committee on 
Unfinished Business as follows: 

Your Committee on Unfinished Business find on page 22 of the Journal of 
i883-'84 a resolution offered by Col. J. W. Atkinson which reads as follows: 
"Resolved, That a committee of three, of which the Bishop shall be chair- 
man, be appointed to inquire and report to the Convention of this Diocese, 
at its next session, a plan for the formation of a league or brotherhood to 
aid the families of deceased clergymen in this Diocese." 

N. E. PRICE, 
FRED. HARDING, 
EMMET SADDLER. 

The Rev. Dr. Hughes presented and read the report of the 
Education Committee : 

The Education Committee respectfully report that they have made two 
appropriations since the meeting of the last Convention, one for $50 and one 
for $25, in all $75. 



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Reports of Committees on Church Building and Nominations. [May, 



The amount received by the Treasurer of the Diocese during the past fiscal 
year from parishes and congregations in aid of the Education Fund amount- 
ed only to £69 72. Of the 54 parishes and congregations in the Diocese only 
14 parishes and two congregations have made any contribution whatever. 
We earnestly invoke the attention of the clergy to the requisition of Canon 
XXI, and also to 'he fact that according to Section 1 of Canon XXVI a vio- 
lation of Canons is declared to he an offense rendering them liable to pre- 
sentment. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Chairman. 

The Bishop announced the following Committee on Finance: 
The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., Rev. N. E. Price, George 
H. Roberts, Wm. Calder, H. G. Smallbones. 

The Rev. R. B. Drane read the report of the Church Build- 
ing Committee: 

The Church Building Committee respectfully report the appropriation of 
$34 29 to St. James' Church, Pantego. 

There is a balance on hand of $71 31. The Treasurer's report shows that 
24 parishes had not contributed anything. 

We would remind ministers in charge that Canon XXI requires, at the 
least, one collection annually in every parish for the Church Building Fund. 

ROBERT B. DRANE, for the Committee. 

St. Mary's, Kinston, Ascension Day, 1885. 

The Rev. Dr. Carmichael submitted the following report 
from the Committee on Nominations: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS. 

Standing Committee. — Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., Rev. N. Collin 
Hughes, D. D., Rev. T. M. Ambler, Dr. A. J. DeRosset, Maj. John Hughes. 

Executive Missionary Committee. — Rev. N. Harding, Rev. Van Winder 
Shields, G. H. Roberts, E. S. Hoyt. 

Church Building Committee. — Rev. R. B. Drane, Rev. L- Eborn, Rev. T. 
B. Haughton, F. A. Boyle. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 3 1 



1885.] In Committee of the Whole. Treasurer's Report. 



Education Committee. — Rev. T. M. Ambler, Clayton Giles, H. G. Small- 
bones. 

Trustees of the Diocese. — George Davis, S. L. Fremont. 

Trustees of the University of the South. — Rev. Van Winder Shields, Wm. 
Latimer, H. P. Dortch. 

Wm. Calder moved that the Convention now go into Com- 
mittee of the Whole for the consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Canons. Carried. 

The house went into Committee of the Whole. Rev. Dr. 
Hughes was called to the chair. 

The Committee rose, reported progress and asked leave to 
sit again. 

Rev. Wm. H. Lewis asked to be excused from further 
attendance on the Convention. 

On motion the Convention adjourned until to-morrow 9 
o'clock. 



THIRD DAY. 

Friday Morning, Ma)- 15, 1885. 

The Bishop called the Convention to order and offered 
prayers. 

The roll call was on motion dispensed with. 

The Secretary read the minutes of yesterday's session, 
which were approved. 

The Treasurer presented a supplementary report. (See 
Appendix B-II.) 



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Reports of Trustees and Committee on Episcopal Residence. 



Col. S. L. Fremont read the report of the Trustees of the 
Diocese: 

REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA, 

The Trustees of the Diocese respectfully report that in accordance with 
the resolution adopted by the Convention of the Diocese of North Carolina 
in 1S83, the Securities and Property constituting the Permanent Episcopal 
Fund, the Fund for the Education of the Children of Deceased Clergymen, 
and the Fund for the Relief of Disabled Clergymen, Widows and Orphans, 
as well as the balance of current funds of the Diocese of North Carolina re- 
maining on hand at the date of the organization of this new Diocese, after 
a 11 debts pertaining thereto had been provided for, have been equally divided 
as will appear by reference to the statement of the Treasurer of the Diocese 
to this Convention. 

There are two matters that the Trustees desire to bring to the attention 
of this Convention. The disposition of the late Episcopal Residence in the 
city of Wilmington, in which property the Diocese is an owner to the extent 
of one fourth of its value, and a Scholarship at the General Theological 
Seminar}-. 

Both these subjects should receive the action of this Convention, but as 
they were mentioned in the Bishop's Address and referred to a special com 
mittee the Trustees decline to make any recommendation at this time, 
hoping that such action will succeed the report of the Committee, as will be 
satisfactory and fully sustain the interests of the Diocese in the same. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

S. L. FREMONT. 

F. A. Boyle read the report of the Committee appointed 
on the Episcopal Residence: 

Whereas, This Convention understands that the Vestries of St. John's 
Parish and St. Mark's Parish, Wilmington, have tendered the use of the 
property in the city of Wilmington formerly occupied by Bishop Atkinson, 
so far as their respective fourth interests extends, as a permanent Episcopal 
Residence for the Bishop of the Diocese, and, 

Whereas, The Diocese has acquired by deed of gift from St. James' 
Parish, Wilmington, their fourth interest in the same property in fee; 
therefore, 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 33 



188-5.] Scholarship in General Theological Seminary 



Resolved, That this Convention accepts the offer made by St. John's and 

St. Mark's Parishes, and that the Trustees of the Diocese be and are hereby 

directed to purchase the one-fourth interest of John W. Atkinson for the 

sum of $1,250. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. B. DRANE. 
F. A. BOYLE, 
JOSEPH M. SITERSON. 

Maj. John Hughes offered the following as a substitute: 

Resolved, That the resolution of the Committee on the Episcopal Resi- 
dence be qualified so as to read that "if the offer of the Vestry of St. John's 
and that of St. Mark's shall be ratified in writing and shall prove satisfactory 
to the Trustees of the Diocese, they shall accept the same and said Trustees 
shall purchase the one-fourth interest of Col. J. W. Atkinson in said Resi- 
dence for $1,250 and draw on the Treasurer for the amount, who is hereby 
instructed to pay the same out of the Permanent Episcopal Fund." 

Carried. 

Rev. Messrs. Hilton and Sweetland and Messrs. Martin, 
Smallbones and Gabriel Holmes were excused from further 
attendance. 

F. A. Boyle from the Committee on the Scholarship in the 
General Theological Seminary made the following report: 

Whereas, At the Primary Convention of the Diocese of East Carolina 
the Trustees of the Diocese were appointed a committee to confer with a 
similar committee from the Diocese of North Carolina to divide all the 
divisible property of the old Diocese; and, 

Whereas, The North Carolina Scholarship in the General Theological 
Seminary was inadvertently omitted from the list of property so divided; 

Resolved, That the committee then appointed be, and are hereby, 
instructed to confer with the committee on the part of the Diocese of North 
Carolina and, if necessary, to appear before the next Convention of said 
Diocese so as to secure the division of the benefits of this Scholarship in the 



34 SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 

University of the South. Next Convention. [May, 

only practicable way, viz: by giving to the Bishop of each Diocese the 
right to make alternate nominations to said Scholarship. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. B. DRANE, 
F. A. BOYLE, 
JOSEPH M. SITERSON. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Rev. V. W. Shields read the following report from the 
Committee on the University of the South : 

We recommend the adoption of the following resolution: 

Whereas, We feel that it is obligatory on the Diocese of East Carolina, 
under the original compact between the Southern Dioceses and the Univer- 
sity of the South, to raise the assessment laid upon it by its Board of Trus- 
tees for the support of that Institution; and, 

Whereas, It seems to the Committee the most feasible manner to pro- 
cure such assessment, 

Be it resolved, That each clergyman in the Diocese be required to call the 

attention of the people under his care to the claims of the University of the 

South upon this Diocese, and to solicit from them annual subscriptions for 

the sustenance of its Theological Department, such subscriptions and funds 

paid otherwise to be paid to the Treasurer of the Diocese to be appropriated 

to that purpose. 

V. W. SHIELDS, 

G. C. LAMB, 

J. W. ATKINSON. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Col. W. L. DeRosset, from the Committee on Place and 
Time of Meeting of the Next Convention, made the following 
report : 

The undersigned Committee, appointed to consider and report upon the 
time and place for holding the next Convention beg leave to report and 
recommend the adoption of the following resolutions: 

Resolved, ist, That the next Convention be convened on the 4th Wednesday 
in May, 1886, being the 26th day of the month. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 35 



Action on Constitution and Canons. 



Resolved, 2d, That the next Convention be held in St. Stephen's Parish, 
Goldsboro. 

The resolutions were adopted. 

On motion of William Calder the Convention went into 
Committee of the Whole for further consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Canons. 

The Committee rose and reported to the Convention the 
completion of its work. 

Rev. V. W. Shields moved that when the vote be taken 
upon the report of the Committee of the Whole said report be 
voted upon as a whole. Carried. 

Col. W. L. DeRosset moved that the report of the Com- 
mittee of the Whole be read. 

The report on the Constitution was read and adopted unan- 
imously by a concurrent vote of both Orders. (See Appendix 
A-III.) 

The Rev. V. W. Shields moved that the report of the Com- 
mittee on Canons — as to the Canons only — be referred to the 
Committee on Canons to report to the next Convention. 
Carried. 

William Calder moved that a night session of the Conven- 
tion be held unless business be sooner dispatched. Carried. 

The Bishop announced as the 

Committee on Canons — Rev. Jos. C. Huske, D. D. , Rev. V. 
W. Shields, Rev. T. M. Ambler, Dr. A. J. DeRosset, Maj. 
John Hughes. 

On motion the Convention took a recess until 4 P. M. 



36 SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 

Report of Executive Missionary Committee. May, 

Friday, 4 P. M. 
The Convention reassembled, the Bishop in the chair. 

The Rev. Israel Harding presented and read the report of 
the Executive Missionary Committee: 

The Executive Missionary Committee find by examination of the 
Treasurer's report that the sum of $635 was paid out to clergymen doing 
missionary work during the past year and that the sum of $721 31 is available 
now for appropriation by the Committee for the ensuing year, which sum is far 
too small for the demands of this work. If the active and earnest efforts on 
the part of the Bishop to secure contributions to this Fund at his visitations 
was co-operated with by a similar zeal on the part of all the parishes in 
conforming to the canonical requirement of quarterly collections, then we 
could make our Missionary aggressive beyond the simply holding of the 
ground already occupied. 

The Committee desire to protect this obligation from forgetfulness on the 
part of the members of the Church throughout the Diocese and to urge 
them, both clergy and laity, to faithfulness in this matter in order to meet 
the urgent wants of our missionaries and the many demands made of us for 
the services of the Church outside of our present sphere of operations. 
Respectfully submitted, 

ISRAEL, HARDING, Chairman. 

The Bishop read the following letter to the Convention: 

Wilmington, Del., Nov. 29th, 1884. 

To the Rt. Rev. the Bishop of East Carolina : 

My Dear Brother — It gives me much pleasure to communicate to you 
the accompanying letter of brotherly sympathy and congratulation from the 
Scottish Bishops by the hands of the Bishop of Connecticut. 
Very sincerely yours, 

ALFRED LEE, Presiding Bishop. 

To the Right Reverend the Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 
the United States of America : 

Right Reverend and Dear Brethren— We cannot refrain from sending 
to you, through our beloved Brother in Christ, the Bishop of Connecticut, 
who has so lately been the bearer to us of your fraternal address at our 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 37 



1885.] Letter from the Scottish Bishops. 



Centenary of the Consecration at Aberdeen; a few words of brotherly sym- 
pathy and congratulations from ourselves at your own commemoration of 
the same event, so interesting and so important in our common history. 

The presence amongst us at the time of our Centenary of five of your own 
number, with some of your most distinguished clergy, enabled us to realize 
more fully than at any former time, and made more manifest than before, 
how real and of how great benefit to the Church is that living spiritual union 
between the Church in Scotland and the Church in America, which, through 
God's good providence, was originally formed a century ago by the conse- 
cration of Bishop Seabury. We have been strengthened more than words 
can express, not only by seeing face to face those whom before most of our 
Scottish Churchmen only knew by name but whose names are now house- 
hold words amongst us, but also by the evidence of the graces and gifts of 
God's Spirit bestowed on them by their distinct and emphatic testimony to 
the same Catholic Faith and Doctrine as we have received by the counsel we 
have taken with them on questions of common interest to the Church in 
both countries, and by those acts of brotherly fellowship and communion in 
our one Lord, Jesus Christ, for which our only too brief intercourse gave us 
opportunities. 

We feel assured that we may henceforth hope to have a larger share in 
your sympathies and in your prayers as, we trust also, you may have in 
ours. And we cannot but regard it as a call on us from God Himself for 
increased steadfastness and faithfulness in the trust committed to our charge 
and for abounding more and more both in zeal and in charity, that He has 
set before us for our encouragement, the great blessing graciously vouch- 
safed to our branch of the Church, through the apostolic ministry, which, 
in the first instance, you received at the hands of Scottish Bishops — a blessing 
manifested in the marvelous fruitfulness and almost unparalleled increase 
of the spiritual seed sown amongst you, and not less (we are persuaded by 
that which we hear of you), in that unity and godly concord amongst your- 
selves, maintained notwithstanding your past trials as a nation, in which so 
much of your strength lies, and which afford its witness to the world without 
Christ's presence and power in the midst of you. 

To Him Who is the Father of our one Lord Jesus Christ, Who has redeemed 
us by the same precious blood of His dear Son and united us in one body by 
the same Spirit, be all the glory and praise and thanksgiving for His mani- 
fold gifts to us in Christ. In Him we affectionately wish you farewell, and 



38 SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Printing Journal. Election of Committees. [May, 

pray for the continued increase of His gifts to the Church, both in your own 
country and ours. 

Signed (by authority) for the Right Reverend Robert Eden, D. D., Bishop 
of Moray, Ross and Caithness, Primus. 

(In his own name and in behalf of ) the Right Reverend Henry Cotterill, 
D. D., Bishop of Edinburgh. 

The Right Reverend Wieeiam S. Wieson, L. L. D., Bishop of Glasgow and 
Galloway, 

The Right Reverend Hugh Wieeoughby Jermyn, D. D., Bishop of 
Brechin. 

The Right Reverend the Hon. A. G. Dougeas, D. D., Bishop of Aberdeen 
and Orkney, and 

The Right Reverend J. R. A. Chinnery-Haedane, Bishop of Argyle and the 
Isles. 

Robert A. Eden, M. A., Commissary for the Primus. 
Eden Court, Inverness, All Saints' Day, 1884. 

Col. W. L. DeRosset offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That 750 copies of the Journal of the Convention be published, 
and that the statistics from the Parochial Reports be printed therein in 
tabular form, followed by the remarks appended to said reports. 

Carried. 

Rev. T. M. Ambler moved that the Convention go into the 
election of committees. Carried. 

The Chair appointed as Tellers Rev. N. E. Price for the 
Clerical vote and Fred. Harding for the Lay vote for the 
Standing Committee. 

During the counting of the vote for Standing Committee 
the Chair appointed as Tellers for the vote for the Executive 
Missionary Committee Rev. Thomas B. Haughton and Wm. 
Calder. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 39 



1885.] Election of Committees & Trustees. 

The Tellers announced the election of the following 

STANDING COMMITTEE: 

Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., Dr. A. J. DeRosset, 

Rev. Thos. M. Ambler, Maj. John Hughes. 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., 

The Tellers announced the election of the following 

EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE: 

Rev. N. Harding, George H. Roberts, 

Rev. V. W. Shields, E. S. Hoyt, 

John S. Long. 

The following were elected as the 

CHURCH BUILDING COMMITTEE: 

Rev. R. B. Drane, F. A. Boyle, 

Rev. L. Eborn, W. G. Lamb. 

Rev. T. B. Haughton, 

The following were elected as the. 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE: 

Rev. T. M. Ambler, Wm. Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 

The following were elected 

TRUSTEES OF THE DIOCESE: 

Hon. George Davis, Col. S. L. Fremont. 

The following were elected 

TRUSTEES FOR UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH: 

Rev. V. W. Shields, Wm. Latimer, 

W. B. Shepard. 



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Report of Committee on State of the Church. [May, 



Rev. Israel Harding offered the following resolution: 

Resolved, That this Convention endorses the efforts of Rev. Messrs. E. N. 
Joyner and Joseph B. Cheshire, Jr., editors of the Church Messenger, in 
their labors to build up the paper, and can but express the hope that they 
may succeed in an enterprise that has for its object the extension of the 
Church, and which seems, from the low price of the paper, to be entirely 
free from any mercenary purpose. 

Carried. 

Col. S. L. Fremont moved that the thanks of this Conven- 
tion be extended to the Rector, Wardens, Vestry and congre- 
gation of St. Mary's Parish, and to the citizens of Kinston 
for the hospitality shown to this body. 

Rev. Dr. Hughes moved that the Treasurer be directed to 
pay the expenses of the Rev. T. B. Haughton, who was late 
in coming to the Convention. Carried. 

Rev. R. B. Drane presented and read the report of the 
Committee on the State of the Church: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

Your Committee would respectfully report that as to the State of the 
Church, in its head and members, as indicated by the Parochial Reports, 
and which, on account of their imperfection, we do not itemize, doubtless 
we may be encouraged. 

Increased Episcopal service was rendered possible and such service has 
been efficiently and acceptably rendered. The Apostolic injunction, "Do 
the work of an evangelist," seems to have been heeded. Visitations have 
been made not only where confirmation was to be administered but also 
repeatedly to outlying Mission Stations. Has not this example affected the 
Church in Convocation and especially the clergy in feeling of their indi- 
vidual ministerial responsibility ? This zeal should be operative. Clergymen 
may not be at liberty to come and go from their cures for every cause, but 
"Come over and help us" emphasizes the duty of looking on others' needs, 
over neighbors, and we rejoice to observe that the increasing number of 
Licensed La}' Readers is supplying vacant stations and is enabling the clergy 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 41 



May, 1885.] Adjournment. 

to go out to seek what might become lost and baptize and feed with the Bread 
of Life, without leaving their own churches closed and congregations scattered 
as having no shepherd. Still we fear there is practically too much selfishness 
in both clergy and people. So long as we have not Diocesan and Convoca- 
tional Evangelists in the field we must do more of this work ourselves. We 
will not do so without the spirit of true religion animating us. It may be 
the duty of this Committee to deal more especially with outward things than 
statistics, but as we count the public services we cannot help thinking of 
the private religion without which the life of the Church must decay and 
her activities cease or be perverted. We would therefore briefly call atten- 
tion to the duty of God's worship in the home. We fear that heads of 
families are neglecting this duty. With the sacred fire kept burning on the 
home altar every Churchtyan will surely feel that the true mission of the 
Church is to seek and save the lost everywhere. It is the opinion of the 
Committee that the clergy of the Diocese should give especial heed to the 
requirements of Sec. 1, Canon XII, Title 2, of the General Canons and 
require, where it can possibly be had, the production of the specified letter 
of transfer before the person seeking enrollment shall be put on the list of 
communicants in the parish. 

The custom of Vestries conferring with the Bishop at his Visitation as 
practiced during the past year has been found of real service to the cause, 

and it is heartily approved by all. 

ROBERT B. DRANE, 

J. CARMICHAEL, 

ISRAEL HARDING, 

W. L. DEROSSET, 

GEO. E. MILLER. 

The minutes of the day's session were read, corrected and 
approved. 

It was moved that after suitable devotions the Convention 
adjourn sine die. 

The Gloria in Excelsis was sung, prayers were offered by 
the Bishop, who pronounced the Benediction, and the Con- 
vention adjourned sine die. 

NATHANIEL HARDING, Secretary. 
N. C. Hughes, Jr., Assistant Secretary. 



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May, 1885.] Bishop's Address. 



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Brethren of the Clergy and Laity: 

I can scarcely realize that a year has passed since we last 
met in Diocesan Convention. Looking back upon this in- 
terval, it seems almost literally as a dream when one awaketh 
— as if its long succession of. events .must be a pageant of the 
imagination. Yet it has been a serious reality. 

It has been a prolonged opportunity for well doing. Have 
we improved it ? What have we done for the glory of our 
Sovereign, for the happiness of mankind, for the advance- 
ment of God's kingdom? Whatever has not been done in 
one of these directions has been, I fear, labor comparatively 
thrown away; at least, bestowed to transient ends. 

In accordance with the requirements of the Canon I present 
the following record of my official acts since our last meeting: 

Immediately upon the adjournment of the Diocesan Con- 
vention of 1884 I set out upon a general visitation of the 
Diocese. 

May i8th, Sunday 5th after Easter. I officiated morning 
and night at St. Peter's, Washington, assisted by a number 
of the brethren who had tarried after the close of the Con- 
vention. At both Morning and Evening Prayer I took part 
in the service and preached. In the morning administered 
the Holy Communion. At the evening service I confirmed 
two persons. 

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by Rev. Messrs. I. Harding, N. Harding, R. B. Windley and 
N. E. Price, said prayer, preached, celebrated the Lord's 
Supper and confirmed five persons. 

After service I met the vestry of Zion church. Rev. Mr. 
Windley, in charge of this parish, adds to his parochial duties 
the labors of a school. While the church, in her missionary 
work, has always found schools under her own management 
to be most valuable and almost necessary assistants, and while 
it is almost impossible to overestimate their value as sup- 
porters and feeders of the parish, it is yet to be regretted that 
in any well established congregation the Minister should be 
compelled to undertake this additional labor in order to his 
proper support. The time and labor bestowed upon the school 
is necessarily subtracted from that available for more direct 
parochial Work. It is so much lost of what would be other- 
wise available for parochial visiting, for stud)' and for the 
preparation of public instructions. Besides which the mental 
exhaustion of a faithful teacher necessarily indisposes, even 
if it does not incapacitate him for his other and higher work. 

By all means, have the schools. But let them be taught, if 
possible, by a second person, and let the minister be other- 
wise supported, so that he may be in possession of all his 
natural vigor for his regular parochial work. 

May 20, Tuesday. At St. Thomas', Bath, assisted by Rev. 
Messrs. R. B. Windley and N. E. Price, said Morning Prayer, 
preached and celebrated the Holy Communion, renewing the 
associations of thirty-one years before, when this old parish 
was in my charge as a priest. Bath was, in colonial times, a 
fenced town with gates and bars, and holds still its ancient 
common from which its inhabitants are privileged to cut 
their firewood free of cost. It has, I think, the oldest church 
edifice in the Diocese, the date upon its walls being 1734, 



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while I understand that of 1732 is, or was, inscribed upon its 
bell. This was at one time one of the seats of the Colonial 
Legislature and the residence of a Colonial Governor. I was 
glad to find the Church building in comparatively good repair. 

After service I met the vestry of the parish and made ar- 
rangements to secure the services of the Rev. N. E. Price. I 
licensed two persons to act under him as Lay Readers. 

May 21, Wednesday. At S. James', Beaufort county, assisted 
by Rev. N. E. Price, said Morning Prayer, celebrated and 
preached. After service met the vestry. In this parish there 
are two lay readers, whose commissions I continued. 

At night, at Pantego, by invitation of one of the trustees of 
the Baptist congregation in that place, said Evening Prayer 
and preached in their church, quite a handsome edifice. For 
the cordiality with which the use of the church was tendered 
they had and have my hearty thanks. The congregation at 
Pantego have nearly completed a church edifice of their own, 
which, however, they are at present unable, through want of 
means, to finish. 

May 23, Friday. Officiated in Trinity parish, Chocowinity, 
one of the oldest and most interesting parishes in the Diocese. 

The church, a wooden building, is said to be more than 
one hundred years old, and is in very good preservation, 
showing the filial care of the people for the house of their 
God. Assisted by Rev. Messrs. N. C. Hughes, D. D., N. C. 
Hughes, Jr., N. Harding and N. E. Price, said Prayer, 
preached, celebrated and confirmed two persons. After ser- 
vice met the vestry. 

May 23, Sunday after Ascension. At St. Paul's, Greenville, 
assisted by Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., officiated morning and 
night, preaching and celebrating in the morning, and preach- 
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the erection of a new church, the corner stone of which I 
hope to lay upon my visitation on the last Sunday of this 
month. After service I met the vestry. In the morning I 
had met and addressed the children. 

May 28, Wednesday. At S. John's Durham's Creek, assisted 
by Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., said Morning Prayer, celebrated 
and preached. After service met the vestry. 

May 29, Thursday. At Aurora, a comparatively new but 
flourishing town, said prayer, celebrated and preached in the 
school house, assisted by Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr. This is, at 
present, only an organized mission. But the zeal of its mem- 
bers gives reason to hope that before long it may be able to 
take rank among our established parishes. The room was 
crowded, some standing during the whole service. There is 
a neat and appropriate Church edifice approaching completion, 
upon which, however, work has been suspended in conse- 
quence of the lack of funds. The same afternoon, at the 
house of Capt. Alexander Davis, I baptized a sick adult. 

May 30, Friday. Said Morning Prayer and preached in a 
school house at Haw Branch, a mission in charge of Rev. N. 
C. Hughes, Jr. 

June 1, Whitsunday. In the morning, assisted by Rev. S. 
S. Barber, said Morning Prayer, celebrated and preached at 
S. John's, Makelyville. In the evening, at the same place, 
said Evening Prayer, assisted by Rev. Mr. Barber, and preached. 

June 2, Monday. Met the vestry of S. John's. 

June j, Tuesday. In the court house at Swan Quarter, 
assisted by Rev. S. S. Barber, said Evening Prayer and 
preached. 

June 4, Wednesday. In a School House at Juniper Bay, 
assisted by Rev. S. S. Barber, said Morning Prayer and 
Litany, celebrated and preached. 



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June 6, Friday. AtS. George's, Hyde county, said Evening 
Prayer and preached. 

June 7, Saturday. At a private house baptized a child. In 
the afternoon I met the vestry of S. George's. 

June 8, Trinity Sunday. At S. George's, assisted by Rev. 
S. S. Barber, said Morning Prayer and Litany, celebrated 
and preached. At the same service baptized one adult and 
two children, and confirmed seven persons. 

This parish, one of the most desirable in the Diocese, has 
now been without a Minister for more than a year. There is 
a comfortable rectory, in excellent order, and a glebe at- 
tached. There is also a horse and vehicle as one of the ap- 
purtenances of the rectory. 

Having made an appointment for Fairfield for Sunday 
night, I drove over to that place. Bad weather, however, 
prevented the assembling of the congregation. Here there 
are several members of the Church, and at one time, I am 
informed, there was a fair prospect of organizing a parish or 
a mission. At present, however, the attempt has been sus- 
pended. 

June zo, Tuesday. At South Mills, in Camden county, in a 
private house, I confirmed an aged and infirm man. 

At night, assisted by Rev. Messrs. J. Kiernan, R. B. Drane 
and E. C. Burr, I officiated and preached in the chapel of S. 
John, the Evangelist, confirming six persons. This is a 
beautiful structure, erected mainly by the personal efforts of 
the late Col. D. D. Ferabee and Mr. Chas. R. van de Carr. 

June zz, Wednesday. At Christ Church, Elizabeth City, 
assisted by Rev. Messrs. Kiernan and Stewart, said Morning 
Prayer and the Litany, preached and celebrated the Holy 
Communion. 

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by Rev. Mr. Kiernan, said Evening Prayer and preached. 

June 12, Thursday. In Holy Trinity, Hertford, assisted by 
Rev. Mr. Stewart, said Morning Prayer, preached, celebrated 
the Lord's Supper and confirmed two persons. 

At Evening Prayer officiated, assisted by Rev. Mr. Stewart, 
and lectured. The same day I met the vestry of Holy Trinity, 
Hertford. 

June /j, Friday. At Christ Church, Elizabeth City, officiated 
at Evening Prayer, assisted by Rev. Mr. Kiernan. Met the 
vestry. 

June 75, Sunday. I officiated at S. David's, Scuppernong, 
saying Morning Prayer, preaching, celebrating the Com- 
munion, baptizing three persons and confirming fifteen, of 
whom three were colored. In the afternoon said Prayer and 
lectured. 

In this parish there seems to be a reawakening on the part 
of the colored people of their old interest in the Church. 
Those of us who were familiar with the work of the Church 
in this region before the war, can remember the efforts of the 
late Mr. Collins and the Messrs. Pettigrew for the religious 
training of their slaves, and have been saddened by the ap- 
parent destruction of their noble work. But it may be that 
the seed sown shall yet bear fruit to the glory of God and the 
salvation of many souls. In the reconstruction of the old 
"Pettigrew' s chapel," it was made a point by those gentlemen 
that sittings should be reserved for their servants. This ar- 
rangement still continues, but it is the opinion of the Rector 
that the attendance and interest of the colored congregation 
would be much increased by their possession of a separate 
building. In order to this, however, the parish would 
need assistance. There is, in addition to the Sunday- 
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children, in which the descendants of the Rev. Ebenezer Pet- 
tigrew, once Bishop elect of North Carolina, take an active 
interest. 

June 16, Monday. In S. Andrew's chapel, Columbia, said 
Morning Prayer, celebrated, preached and confirmed one 
person. 

Jiuie /S, Wednesday. At S. Luke's, Washington count}", 
said Morning Prayer and Litany, . preached and administered 
the Communion. After service met the vestry. 

June 19, Thursday. Administered the Communion to a 
sick person. 

Same day, at night in Grace Church, Plymouth, said 
Evening Prayer, assisted by Rev. R. B. Drane, and preached. 
After service met the vestry. 

June 20, Friday. In Grace Church, Plymouth, assisted by 
Rev. R. B. Drane, said Morning Prayer and Litany, cele- 
brated, preached, and confirmed four persons. 

June 21, Saturday. In the chapel of the Holy Innocents, 
Avoca, assisted by Rev. R. B. Drane, said Morning Prayer, 
preached, and celebrated the Lord's Supper. 

June 22, Sunday. At S. Paul's, Edenton, assisted by Rev. 
Mr. Drane, said Morning Prayer and Litany, celebrated, 
preached, and confirmed six persons. 

At Evening Prayer in the same place, officiated and cate- 
chized the children. 

The same day, at night, assisted by Rev. Mr. Drane, 
officiated and preached for the colored congregation in the 
mission chapel of S. John Evangelist, confirming two persons. 
This is not yet a parish, but is an organized and vigorous 
mission, under the care of the Rector of S. Paul's, who has, 
thus far, conducted it very successfully. 

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gratified by the evidence of what the congregation was doing 
for itself. The building was erected by the private liberality 
of a member of S. Paul's; the lot was bought by the congre- 
gation and the chapel furnished by the colored guild; the 
chancel furniture was made by the Rector of S. Paul's. 

June 23, Monday. In the morning I met the vestry of S. 
Paul's. 

In the evening, in a School House at Rockahock (distant 
about 12 miles from Edenton), assisted by Rev. Mr. Drane, 
I said Evening Prayer, preached, and confirmed 1 person, 

June 24., Tuesday, Festival oj S. John Baptist. In S. Paul's, 
Edenton, assisted by Rev. Mr. Drane, I said Prayer and spoke. 

June 26, Thursday. In S. Martin's, Hamilton, assisted by 
Rev. H. G. Hilton, said Morning Prayer celebrated and 
preached. At night, in same place, assisted by Rev. Mr. 
Hilton, said Evening Prayer, preached, and confirmed 1 
person. 

After Evening Prayer met the vestry. 

Jttne 2j, Friday. At Williamston, Martin county, met the 
convocation of Edenton. My meetings with this body have 
given me both pleasure and encouragement. The intercourse 
with these brethren has been refreshing, socially; but, more 
than this, their zeal and active co-operation have strengthened 
my hands. Their organization is provided for by our seven- 
teenth Canon. Judiciously managed as our convocations 
have been, they may be of great service by gathering the 
clergy for mutual consultation and consultation with their 
Bishop, and by the co-operative action which may follow. 

I well remember what added strength we who were mem- 
bers of the first North Carolina convocation — that of the 
Albemarle, organized in 1849 — derived from our association. 
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terest taken by our congregations in the Church's work and 
in their increased contributions. It was a happy and blessed 
tie, for which I believe that all its members have thanked 
God ever since. 

But even the good things of this earth have their dangers. 
That of the convocation is the liability to carry to too great 
an extent the oversight of the parishes and missions within 
its limits, thus erecting itself into a sort of Presbytery after 
the fashion of our Presbyterian brethren. However valuable 
this arrangement may be from a Presbyterian point of view, 
it does not consist with our polity as Episcopalians. From 
our point of view, it is better that the duty of supervision 
should be laid upon the Bishop, and that he should be re- 
quired to undertake it. However inefficiently he may do 
this at first, as compared with what might be accomplished 
by the united wisdom and energy of the convocation, it is, 
upon our theory, his responsibility by Divine appointment, and 
for this reason will probably, in the end, be better done by 
him. I do not say this with reference to any existing body 
in the Diocese. For I am glad (and, if pride in any form were 
right, would be proud) to say that, so far, this Diocese, in all 
its parts, has borne itself as a true member of the great Church 
Catholic. I can and do testify to the thoroughly brotherly 
and loyal support given me in my office by all my brethren 
of the clergy. In this respect (and, indeed, in any other) I 
would not exchange the Diocese of East Carolina for any 
other in our country. 

In this connection I ought to mention the action of the con- 
vocation in offering the services of its members for Special 
Mission work at the call of the Bishop. Of this offer I have 
already taken advantage. During the past winter Rev. N. 
Harding has at my request visited the vacant parishes in 
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June ^7, Friday. Said Evening Prayer in the Church of 
the Advent, Williamston, assisted by Rev. Dr. Hughes, and 
Messrs. Hilton, N. Harding, Haughton and Price, Rev. Mr. 
Harding preaching. 

June 28, Saturday. In the same place, assisted by the same 
brethren, and Rev. Mr. Drane, said Morning Prayer, Mr. 
Hilton preaching. 

June 29, Sunday. In the same place, and assisted by the 
same brethren, said Morning Prayer and Litany, celebrated, 
preached, and confirmed 1 person. 

In the afternoon met the children of the parish. 

At night, in the same place, and assisted by Rev. Messrs. 
Hughes, D. D., R. B. Windley, and W. Smith, said Evening 
Prayer, Rev. Dr. Hughes preaching. 

June jo, Monday. In Union chapel, Jamesville, assisted by 
Rev. T. B. Haughton, said Morning Prayer, preached, and 
celebrated the Lord's supper. 

July /, Tuesday. In S. Thomas', Windsor, said Morning 
Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

After service met the vestry. 

In the afternoon buried a child. 

At night, in the same church said Evening Prayer and 
preached. 

July j, Thursday. In Grace Church, Woodville, Bertie 
county, said Morning Prayer, celebrated and preached. 
After service met the vestry. 

In the afternoon, in the same place, said Evening Prayer 
and addressed the congregation. 

July /, Friday . In S. Mark's memorial chapel, Roxobel, 
assisted by Rev. H. G. Hilton, said Morning Prayer and Lit- 
any, preached, celebrated the Holy Communion, and baptized 
an infant. 



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July 5, Saturday. Received and accepted as of this date, by 
transfer from the Bishop of North Carolina, Frederic Nash 
Skinner as a candidate for Deacon's Orders. 

July 6, Sunday. At S. Barnabas, Murfreesboro, said Morn- 
ing Prayer and Litany, celebrated, and preached. 

In the afternoon, in the same place, said Evening Prayer, 
preached and. baptized a child. 

July <?, Tuesday. In S. John's, Winton, Hertford county, 
said Morning Prayer, preached, baptized 3 children, and cel- 
ebrated the Lord's Supper. 

July 9, Wednesday. In S. Mary's, Gatesville, said Morning 
Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

July 10. Thursday. In S. Stephen's, Goldsboro, assisted by 
Rev. Israel Harding, said Evening Prayer, Mr. Harding 
preaching. 

July 11, Friday. Met the vestry of S. Stephen's. 

July n\ Friday. In S. Stephen's, Goldsboro, assisted by 
Rev. Israel Harding, said Morning Prayer and Litany, cele- 
brated and preached. 

July 12, Saturday. In S. Gabriel's, Faison, said Morning 
Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

July ij } Sunday. In S. Paul's, Clinton, said Morning 
Prayer and Litany, celebrated and preached. 

Visited the Sunday-school. 

At night said Evening Prayer, preached, baptized an adult, 
and confirmed 2 persons. 

Same day met the vestry of S. Paul's. 

July //, Monday. Confirmed in private a sick person, and 
baptized in private and by private form 2 children. 

July 20, Sunday. In S.James', Wilmington, celebrated at 
an early service, and at a later hour in the same church said 
Morning Prayer and Litany and preached. 



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Same day, in S. James said Evening Prayer, preached, and 
baptized 3 children. 

At night at S. Mark's, Wilmington, said Evening Prayer, 
preached, and confirmed 13 colored persons. 

July 24., Thursday. At the meeting of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn: took 
part in the opening service. 

July 27, Sunday. In S. Augustine's chapel, Sewanee, at 
Morning Prayer, took part in the service. 

At night in S. Paul's-on-the-Mountain, Sewanee, said 
Evening Prayer, assisted by Rev. Dr. Shoup, and preached. 

Aug. 3, Sunday. In Church of the Advent, Nashville, 
Tennessee, said Morning Prayer and Litany, assisted by the 
Rector and preached. 

At night took part in the service and preached. 

Aug. 9, Saturday. Met the vestry of S. Paul's, Beau- 
fort, N. C. 

Aug. 10, Sunday, gth ajter Trinity. In S. Paul's Beaufort, 
said Morning Prayer, assisted by Rev. E. M. Forbes, and 
preached. In the afternoon, at the School House occupied 
by S. Clement's colored mission, said Evening Prayer, as- 
sisted by Rev. Mr. Forbes, and preached. 

Same day visited both Sunday-schools. 

At night in S. Paul's said Evening Prayer, assisted by 
Rev. Mr. Forbes, and preached. 

Aug. /j, Wednesday. Met the vestry of Christ Church, 
Elizabeth City. 

Aug. /j, Friday. In S. Paul's, Edenton, took part in the 
service at Morning Prayer. 

At night met the colored congregation of S. John Evan- 
gelist at Evening Prayer. Took part in the service, and 
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church. This building, in which I officiated on the 226. of 
June, with so much satisfaction, had been literally destroyed 
by a tornado. It had been the gift of a generous layman, who 
could scarcely be expected to repeat so large a benefaction. 
The case of the congregation, which had been working so 
hopefully and so energetically, but had met with such a sud- 
den and complete destruction of all that they had prepared, 
was pitiable. 

They were, however, already striving to help themselves, 
and had subscribed a very respectable sum to the restoration 
of the building, but yet far from enough to replace it. Their 
loss and their self-respecting effort to help themselves entitle 
them to the regards of the Diocese, and I would warmly 
commend their case to their more fortunate brethren. 

Aug. if, Sunday. Assisted by Rev. Chas. Stewart, I said 
Morning Prayer and preached on board the Steamer Shenan- 
doah, at Nag's Head, Captain Southgate having very kindly 
offered his saloon for the purpose. The service was well ren- 
dered, and was well attended by members of the Church, 
guests at the hotel. 

It seems to me important that religious services should be 
provided by our Church for the summer visitors at Nag's 
Head. Their number is largely made up of members of our 
Church. The temptations usual at such places to forgetfulness 
of religious obligations, and especially of the due observance 
of the Lord's day and of the worship of God, must be supposed 
to exist also there. Especially is it disastrous to the young 
of both sexes to become habituated, during several months of 
the year, to the neglect of public worship and the removal of 
religious restraints. Before the war we had a chapel there, 
built through the influence, if I am not mistaken, of the Rev. 
Mr. Forbes, who served it during the summer and kept up 
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It is a matter of very great importance that steps should be 
taken as speedily as possible to build again. I have in my 
hands for that purpose a small sum, collected at the time of 
my service there and by Rev. Mr. Stewart on other occasions. 
During a part of last summer I requested Mr. Stewart to re- 
main there and maintain the service. This he did. 

At night I officiated at the .hotel, the parlor of which was 
kindly opened for us by the proprietor. I was assisted by 
Rev. Mr. Stewart, who preached. 

Aug. 24., Sunday, nth after Trinity. I officiated at an early 
celebration in S. James' parish, Wilmington, assisted by Rev. 
J. E. C. Smedes, D. D. 

The same day, assisted by the Rev. Drs. Patterson and 
Carmichael, I said Morning Prayer at S. John's, Wilmington, 
celebrated, preached, and confirmed 11 persons. 

In the afternoon at S. James', assisted by Rev. J. E. C. 
Smedes, D. D., said Prayer and lectured. 

Aug. 31, Sunday, 12th after Trinity. In the Presbyterian 
church at Burgaw, kindly placed at our disposal, I said Morn- 
ing Prayer and Litany, preached, baptized an infant, and 
confirmed 1 person. 

Afterward, at a private house administered the Communion. 

At night, in the Presbyterian church I said Evening Prayer 
and preached. 

Sept. 7, Sunday, 1 3th after Trinity. In the Baptist church 
at Lake Waccamaw I said Morning Prayer and Litany, and 
preached. 

In the afternoon of the same day said Evening Prayer at 
the hotel, and lectured. 

Sept. 9, Tuesday. At the house of Mrs. Thos. O. Brown, 
in Bladen county, I administered the Communion, said 
Morning Prayer, and lectured. 



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Sept. 14., Sunday, 14th after Trinity. In S. Philip's, Smith - 
ville, said Morning Prayer and Litany, preached, and cele- 
brated the Lord's Supper. 

In the afternoon in the same place I said Prayer, preached, 
and baptized a child. 

Sept. 75, Monday. At a private house in Smithville I ad- 
ministered clinic baptism to an infaut. 

Sept. 18, Thursday. At a private house in Wilmington 
baptized by private form a sick child. 

Sept. ip, Friday. In Wilmington baptized by private form 
a sick child by the bedside of its dead mother. 

Sept. 21, Sunday, 15th after Trinity. In S. James', Wil- 
mington, celebrated at an early service, assisted by Rev. J. 
E. C. Smedes, D. D. 

On the same day at S. Paul's, Wilmington, said Morning 
Prayer and Litany, and preached. 

In the afternoon at S. Paul's said Evening Prayer and 
preached. 

Sept. 23, Thursday. At night in S. James Church married 
a couple. 

Sept. 28, Sunday, 16th after Trinity. In S. James', Wil- 
mington, took part with Rev. J. E. C. Smedes, D. D. , in the 
early celebration. 

The same day said Morning Prayer and Litany in S. James' 
Church, and preached. 

The same day in the afternoon at S. John's took part in 
the Evening Prayer, and confirmed 3 persons. 

Sept. 29, Monday, Test. ofS. Michael and All Angels. At 
S.James', Wilmington, took part in the services, and lectured. 

Oct. 1, Wednesday. In a private house at Shoe Heel said 
Morning Prayer, preached, and baptized 5 children. 

At night at the same place in the Presbyterian church, kindly 
placed at our service, I said Evening Prayer, and preached. 



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After service at a private house I confirmed 2 persons. 

Oct. j, Friday. Gave my consent for the organization of a 
Mission at Aurora. 

Oct. J, Sunday, lytk after Trinity. At S. Mark's, Wil- 
mington, assisted by Rev. C. O. Brady, said Morning Prayer 
and Litany, celebrated and preached. 

In the afternoon, from a private house buried a member of 
S. James' parish. 

Oct. 12, Sunday, 18th after Trinity. Assisted by Rev. W. 
H. Lewis, celebrated at S. James', Wilmington. 

Later in the day at the same place said Morning Prayer and 
Litany, assisted by Rev. W. H. Lewis, who preached.' 

Same day, assisted by Rev. Mr. Lewis, said Evening 
Prayer in the same place, lectured, and baptized a child. 

Oct. 13, Monday. Received notice of election of Rev. J. M. 
Hillyar to be Rector of S. Stephen's parish, Goldsboro, and 
on 14th received his letters dismissory from the Bishop of 
Massachusetts. 

Oct. 19, Sunday, igth after Ti'itiity. At the house of Dr. 
John R. Hawes, in Pender county, administered the Com- 
munion to a sick person. 

The same day at the same house said Morning Prayer, 
preached, and confirmed 1 person. 

The same day at night at Point Caswell, in a school house 
said Evening Prayer and preached. 

Oct. 23, Thursday. In S. Stephen's, Goldsboro, instituted 
Rev. James M. Hillyar Rector of S. Stephen's parish; 
preached, and assisted in the celebration of the Communion, 
being myself assisted in the Institution Service by Rev. Geo. 
Patterson, D. D. and Rev. E. N. Joyner. 

Oct. 24., Friday. In the Court House at Snow Hill, 
assisted by Rev. Israel Harding, said Morning Prayer and 
Litany, preached and administered the Communion. 



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At night in the same place, and assisted by Mr. Harding, 
said Evening Prayer, preached, and confirmed 3 persons. 

After service met the principal persons of the congregation 
in consultation with reference to the erection of a church. 

Oct. 26th, Sunday, 20th after Trinity. In S. Mary's, 
Kinston, catechized the children, and, assisted by Rev. Messrs. 
I. Harding and E. N. Joyner, said Morning Prayer and 
Litany, celebrated and preached. 

The same day at night, assisted by Rev. Messrs. Harding 
and Joyner, said Evening Prayer, preached, and confirmed 2 
persons. 

Oct. 2j, Monday. In the Church of the Holy Innocents, 
Lenoir county, assisted by Rev. Messrs. Harding and Joyner, 
said Morning Prayer, preached, and administered the Com- 
munion. 

x\t night met the vestry of S. Mary's, Kinston. 

Oct. 28, Tuesday, Test, of S. Simon and S. Jude. In S. 
John's, Pitt county, assisted by Rev. I. Harding, said Morn- 
ing Prayer, celebrated, preached and confirmed 1 person. 

Afterwards, consecrated the burial ground adjoining S. 
John's. 

After service met the vestry of the parish. 

The same day in the afternoon at S. Michael's, in the same 
county, assisted by Rev. Mr. Harding, said Evening Prayer 
and preached. 

Oct. jo, Thursday. Met the vestry of S. Paul's, Beaufort. 

Same day, in the afternoon catechized the children of the 
Sunday-school. 

At night, assisted by Rev. E. M. Forbes, said Evening 
Prayer, preached, and confirmed 6 persons. 

Licensed F. N. Skinner and C. E. Sadler as Lay Readers 
under direction of Rev. Mr. Forbes. 



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Oct. j/, Friday,. At S. Cyprian's Church for colored per- 
sons in New Berne, assisted by Rev. P. W. Cassey, said 
Evening Prayer and preached. 

After Evening Prayer met the vestry of S. Cyprian's. 

Nov. /, Saturday, Festival of All Saints. In Christ Church, 
New Berne, assisted by Rev. Messrs. V. W. Shields and E. 
N. Joyner, said Morning Prayer, celebrated and preached. 
At night met the vestry of Christ Church parish. 

Nov. 2, Sunday, 2 1 st after Trinity : In Christ Church, New 
Berne, assisted by Rev. V. W. Shields, said Morning Prayer, 
celebrated, preached, and confirmed 2 persons. 

In the afternoon catechized the children both at S. Cyprian's 
and at Christ Church. 

Later in the afternoon, in Christ Church said Evening 
Prayer, assisted by Rev. Messrs. Shields and Joyner. 

At night, at S. Cyprian's assisted by Rev. Messrs. Shields, 
Joyner and Cassey, said Evening Prayer, preached, and con- 
firmed 16 persons. 

Nov. 5, Wednesday. In S. John's, South Mills, Camden 
county, married a couple, after which said Evening Prayer, 
celebrated and preached. 

Nov. 7, Friday. At. S. John's, Newbegun, assisted by 
Rev. Mr. Kiernan, said Morning Prayer and Litany, 
preached, and administered the Communion. 

Nov. 8, Saturday. At S. Joseph's, Camden Court House, 
said Evening Prayer, preached, baptized an adult, and con- _ 
firmed 2 persons. 

This Church, built some years since by the exertions of 
Rev Mr. Kiernan, seconded by several zealous ladies, has 
remained closed for two years until opened again by my ser- 
vice at this time. It is quite a pretty country Church in good 
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given it monthly services, walking four miles from Elizabeth 
City to do so, and, I am told, sometimes wading. 

Nov. 9, Sunday, 2 2d after Trinity. In Christ Church, Eliza- 
beth City, catechized the children. 

Same day, assisted by Rev. Mr. Kiernan, said Morning 
Prayer and Litany, preached, and administered the Com- 
munion. 

Same day, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Kiernan, said Evening 
Prayer, preached, and confirmed 1 person. 

Nov. 11, Tuesday. In Holy Trinity, Hertford, assisted by 
Rev. Mr. Stewart, said Morning Prayer, preached, and ad- 
ministered the Communion. 

Same day, assisted by Rev. Mr. Stewart, said Evening 
Prayer and preached. 

Nov. 12, Wednesday. In the Baptist Church kindly ten- 
dered at Woodville, Perquimans county, assisted by Rev. Mr. 
Stewart, said Morning Prayer and Litany, preached, and 
administered the Communion. 

Nov. 13, Thursday. Met the vestry of Holy Trinity, Hert- 
ford. 

Nov. 14, Friday. In S. Mary's, Gatesville, said Morning 
Prayer, preached, and administered the Communion. 

Nov. 16, Sunday, 23d after Trinity. In S. Peter's, Gates 
county, said Prayer, preached, and administered the Com- 
munion. 

At night, in S. Mary's, Gatesville, said Evening Prayer, 
preached, and confirmed 1 person. 

Nov. 18, Tuesday. In S. John's, Winton, Hertford county, 
said Morning Prayer, preached, baptized an adult, confirmed 
1 person, and administered the Communion. 

Nov. 19, Wednesday. In S. Barnabas, Murfreesboro' , said 
Morning Prayer and Litany, preached, and administered the 
Communion. 



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Same place, at night said Evening Prayer, preached, and 
confirmed 1 person. 

Nov. 21, Friday. At Tunis Mills said Morning Prayer. 

Nov. 22, Saturday. In cha*:el of the Holy Innocents, 
Avoca, assisted by Rev. R. B. Drane, said Morning Prayer, 
preached, and administered the Communion. 

Same day at Plymouth met the vestry of Grace Church. 

Nov. 23d, Sunday, 2 j.th after Trinity. In S. Luke's, Wash- 
ington county, assisted by Rev. L- Eborn, said Morning 
Prayer and Litany, celebrated, preached, and confirmed 1 
person. 

After service met the vestry of S. Luke's. 

Same day in the afternoon catechized the children of 
Grace Church parish, Plymouth. 

Same day at night in Grace Church, assisted by Rev. 
Messrs. Eborn and Drane, said Evening Prayer, preached, 
and confirmed 1 person. 

Nov. 24., Monday. In S. Paul's, Edenton, assisted by Rev. 
Messrs. Eborn and Drane, said Evening Prayer and preached. 

After service met the vestry of S. Paul's. 

Nov. 25, Tuesday. At Rockahock School House, assisted 
by Rev. Messrs. Eborn and Drane, said Morning Prayer and 
preached. 

Nov. 2j, Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. In S. David's, 
Scuppernong, assisted by Rev. Mr. Eborn, said Prayer and 
preached. 

Nov. 28, Friday. Took part in the opening services of the 
Edenton Convocation in S. David's, Scuppernong. Said 
Morning Prayer, assisted by Rev. Messrs Hilton, Eborn and 
Drane. Mr. Drane preached. 

In the afternoon in the same place said Evening Prayer, 
assisted by Rev. Messrs. Hilton, Eborn, N. Harding and 
Drane. Mr. Harding preached. 



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Nov. 29, Saturday. In the same place, assisted by Rev. 
Messrs. Hilton, Eborn and N. Harding, said Prayer. Mr. 
Hilton preached. 

Nov. jo, Sunday, 1st in Advent. In S. David's, Scupper- 
nong,' assisted by Rev. Dr. Hughes and Rev. Messrs. Hilton, 
Eborn, N. Harding and Drane, after saying Morning Prayer 
and preaching, confirmed 3 persons, and ordained Hardy Har- 
dison Phelps to the Diaconate and Rev. Nymphas Edgar 
Price to the Priesthood, the former being presented by the 
Rev. Dr. Hughes, and the latter by the Rev. N. Harding. 
Administered the Holy Communion. 

After service met the vestry. 

In the evening catechized the children of the colored 
Sunday-school. 

Dec. 1, Monday. In S. Andrew's, Columbia, assisted by 
Rev. Mr. Eborn, said Morning Prayer, celebrated and 
preached. 

Dec. 4, Thursday. In Grace Church, Woodville, said Morn- 
ing and Evening Prayer, celebrated, preached, and catechized. 
Baptized 2 children and confirmed 1 person. 

Dec. 5, Friday. In S. Mark's, Roxabel, said Morning 
Prayer and Litany, celebrated and preached. 

Dec. 7, Sunday, 2d in Advent. In S. Thomas' , Windsor, 
said Prayer morning and night, celebrated, catechized the 
children, and preached twice. 

In the afternoon met the vestry. 

Dec. 9, Tuesday. In Zion Church, Beaufort county, assisted 
by Rev. Messrs. N. Harding and R. B. Windley, said Morn- 
ing Prayer, celebrated, preached, and confirmed 1 person. 

After service met the vestry. 

Commissioned Warren D. Peyton Lay Reader under Rev. 
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Dec. 10, Wednesday. In S. James', Beaufort county, said 
Prayer, celebrated, preached, and baptized a child. 

After service met the vestry of S. James' . 

At night, in the Baptist Church at Pantego said Evening 
Prayer and preached. 

Dec. n, Thursday. In S. John's, Makelyville, assisted by 
Rev. S. S. Barber, said Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

Dec. 12, Friday. In the Court House at Swan Quarter, 
assisted by Rev. S. S. Barber, said Morning Prayer and 
Litany, celebrated and preached. 

Dec. ij, Saturday. In School House at Juniper Bay, assist- 
ed by Rev. Mr. Barber, said Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

Dec. //, Sunday, jd in Advent. In S. George's, Hyde 
county, assisted by Rev. S. S. Barber, said Prayer, celebrated 
and preached. 

After service met the vestry of S. George's. 

Dec. ij, Monday. In the Town Hall, Fairfield, assisted by 
Rev. Mr. Barber, said Evening Prayer and preached. 

Dec. 16, Tuesday. At a private house in Fairfield baptized 
a child. At the same place celebrated the Holy Communion. 
The same day at a private house baptized 3 children. 

Dec. 19, Friday. At Bonner's School House, Aurora, 
assisted by Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., said Prayer, celebrated, 
preached and confirmed 1 person. 

Dec. 20, Saturday. At S. John's, Durham's Creek, assisted 
by Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., celebrated and preached. 

Same day at a private house administered the Communion 
to a sick person. 

Dec. 21, Sunday, 4th in Advent. In Trinity Church, Choco- 
winity, assisted by Rev. Dr. Hughes and Rev. H. H. Phelps, 
said Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

After service met the vestry. 



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Dec. 22, Monday. In S. Paul's., Greenville, assisted by 
Rev. Dr. Hughes, said Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

Dec. 23, Tuesday. Received canonical notice of election of 
Rev. H. M. Jarvis as Rector of Grace Church parish, Bertie. 

Dec. 24, Wednesday. In School-House, Vanceboro', assist- 
ed by Rev. Dr. Hughes, said Prayer and preached. 

After service met the vestry. 

Dec. 25, Thursday, Christmas. In S. Peter's, Washington, 
assisted by Rev. Dr. Hughes and Rev. Messrs. N. Harding 
and N. C. Hughes, Jr., said Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

Dec. 26, Friday. Test. S. Stephen. In School-House at Haw 
Branch, assisted by Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., said Prayer and 
preached. 

At night met the vestry of S. Peter's, Washington. 

Dec. 28 \ Sunday, 1st after Christmas. In S. Thomas', 
Bath, assisted by Rev. N. E. Price, said Morning Prayer and 
Litany, celebrated and preached. 

After service met the vestry. 

In the evening catechized the children. 

At night in same place, assisted by Rev. Messrs. Windley 
and Price, said Prayer and preached. 

Dec. jo, Tuesday. In School-House, Jamesville, Martin 
county, assisted by Rev. Messrs. N. Harding and T. B. 
Haughton, said Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

At night in Church of the Advent, Williamston, assisted 
by Rev. T. B. Haughton, said Prayer, preached, and con- 
firmed 1 person. 

Dec. ji, Wednesday. Met the vestry of Church of the 
Advent. 

188 '5. -January /, Thursday, Test. Circumcision. In S. 
Martin's, Hamilton, said Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

At night same place said Prayer and preached. 



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Jan. j, Saturday. At Goldsboro met the vestry of S. 
Stephen's. 

Jan. 4., Sunday, 2d after Christmas. In S. Stephen's, 
Goldsboro, assisted by Rev. J. M. Hillyar, said Prayer, cele- 
brated and preached. 

In the afternoon catechized the children. 

At night, assisted by Rev. Mr. Hillyar, said Prayer and 
] reached. 

It is with great pleasure that I have welcomed Rev. Mr. 
Hillyar to the charge of S. Stephen's. This parish — so long 
without regular services— has started with new life. God 
grant that it may be but the beginning of a long and vigor- 
ous career. It adds to my satisfaction to be able to say that 
Mr. Hillyar, with the full co-operation of his own parish, has 
also taken charge of the Mission at Faison. 

Jan. 6, Tuesday, Fest. of the Epiphany. At, S. Gabriel's, 
Faison, assisted by Rev. Mr. Hillyar, said Prayer, celebrated 
and preached. 

Jan. 7, Wednesday. At. S. Paul's, Clinton, said Prayer, 
celebrated and preached. 

In the afternoon met the vestry. 

At night in S. Paul's said Prayer and preached. 

Jan. 10, Saturday. Received and accepted letters dismissory 
in behalf of Rev. Herbert Munson Jarvis from the Bishop of 
Virginia. 

Jan. 11, Sunday, 1st after Epiphany. In S. James', Wil- 
mington, assisted by Rev. J. E. C. Smedes, D. D. , celebrated 
at the early service. 

Afterward, in same place, assisted by Rev. Dr. Smedes, 
said Prayer, Dr. Smedes preaching. 

In the afternoon at same place said Prayer and lectured. 

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by Rev. Dr. Smedes and Rev. C. O. Brady. Dr. Smedes 
preached. 

About this time received the canonical notice of the elec- 
tion of Rev. W. H. Lewis to the parish of S. James', Wil- 
mington. 

Jan. 18, Sunday, 2d after Epiphany. In S. James', Wil- 
mington, assisted by Rev. W. H. Lewis, celebrated at the 
early service. 

Same day and place, assisted by Rev. Messrs. J E. C. 
Smedes, D. D. and W. H. Lewis, said Prayer, Rev. Mr. 
Lewis preaching. 

Same day at S. James' Home, assisted by Rev. W. H. 
Lewis, said Evening Prayer, Rev. Mr. Lewis preaching. 

Same day at night, in S. John's, Wilmington, assisted by 
Rev. Messrs. Carmichael, D. D., J. E. C. Smeders, D. D., 
and W. H. Lewis, said Prayer, Mr. Lewis preaching. 

Jan. 19, Monday. Received and accepted from the Bishop 
of Pittsburg letters dismissory in favor of Rev. W. H. Lewis, 
who takes charge of S. James' , Wilmington, as Rector. 

It is again with great pleasure that I record this addition 
to the corps of our active ministry. The forward impulse 
already so sensibly felt gives assurance that S. James will 
prosper under the management of its new Rector. 

Jan. 20, Tuesday. Took part in a funeral service in S. 
Paul's parish, Wilmington. 

Jan. 23, Sunday, 3d after Epiphany. In S. John's, Fay- 
etteville, assisted by Rev. Dr. Huske, said Prayer, celebrated 
and preached. 

Same day and place, assisted by Rev. Dr. Huske, said 
Evening Prayer and catechized the children. 

Same day catechized the children of the colored congrega- 
tion of S. Joseph's. 



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At night in S. Joseph's, assisted by Rev. H. S. McDuffey, 
said Prayer, preached and confirmed 4 persons. 

Jan. 26, Monday. Met the vestry of S. John's, Fayetteville. 

Jan. 28, Wednesday. In Shoe Heel at a private house bap- 
tized a child. 

At night, in a private hall, said Prayer and preached. 

Jan. 29, Thursday. At a private house in the same place 
baptized an adult. 

I have hope that before very long a Mission may be organ- 
ized and a Church built at this place. 

Jan. 30, Friday. At a private house in Fayetteville con- 
firmed a sick person presented by Rev. Dr. Huske. 

Same day at night at S. Joseph's, assisted by Rev. H. S. 
McDuffey, said Prayer and addressed the congregation. 

After service met the vestry of S. Joseph's. 

Feb. /, Septnagesima. In Christ Church, Rockfish, said 
Prayer, celebrated, preached, and confirmed 1 person. 

This parish, so long the field of two of our most faithful 
and learned Priests, Rev. Messrs. Benton, father and son, has 
now for several years been without regular ministerial ser- 
vices. Rev. Dr. Huske has given it such services as he could 
render, and so far as a Lay Reader can supply the place of an 
ordained Minister, this has been done by Mr. T. C. Oakman, 
who, with his wife, has labored for the spiritual good of a 
congregation chiefly made up of persons connected with the 
Hope Mills at this place. The size of the congregation and 
the tenacity with which it has held together testify to the 
fidelity of its former Pastors, as well as to that of its present 
Lay Reader. It is to be hoped that this interesting parish 
may not remain much longer without an ordained spiritual 
guide. 

The same day at night, assisted by Rev. Dr. Huske, said 
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During the rest of the month of February I was too much 
indisposed to officiate. 

Mar. 1, Sunday, 2d in Lent. In S. Paul's, Wilmington, 
having requested the Rector to attend to some mission work 
out of the city, I said Prayer and preached. 

Mar. 4, Wednesday. In S. John's, Wilmington, said 
Prayer. 

Mar. 8, Sunday, 3d in Lent. In S. John's, Wilmington, 
said Prayer, assisted by Rev. Dr, Carmichael, who preached. 

Mar. 12, Thursday. Took part in a funeral service in S. 
James' parish. 

Mar. 14., Saturday. Took part in another funeral service in 
S. James' parish. 

Mar. 75, Sunday, /j.th in Lent. In S. Mark's, Wilmington, 
assisted by Rev. C. O. Brady, said Prayer, celebrated and 
preached. 

Mar. 22, Sunday, jth in Lent. In S. James', Wilmington, 
took part in the services. 

Mar. 2g, Palm Sunday. In S. Paul's, Wilmington, the 
Rector being absent on Missionary duty, I said Prayer and 
preached both morning and afternoon. 

Mar. 30, Monday. In S. Paul's, Wilmington, said Morning 
Prayer and addressed the congregation. 

Same day in S. Paul's said Evening Prayer. 

Same day at night in S. James', Wilmington, took part in 
the service and preached. 

Mar. 31, Tuesday. In S. Paul's, took part in the service. 

Apr. 1, Wednesday. In S. James' took part in the service. 

At night met the vestry of S. John's. 

Apr. 2, Thursday, in Holy Week. At S. Mark's, assisted 
by Rev. C. O. Brady, celebrated at night and preached. 

Apr. j, Good Friday. At S. John's, Wilmington, took part 
in the service and preached. 



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At Evening Prayer in S. James' took part in the service. 

Apr. 4., Easter Even. At S. James' took part in the service. 

Apr. 5, Easter. At Morning Prayer in S. James' took part 
in the service. 

At the midday service in S. James' said Prayer and cele- 
brated, assisted by the Rector. 

In the afternoon at S. James' took part in the childrens' 
Festival service, and catechized and addressed the children. 

At night in S. James', assisted by the Rector, said Prayer, 
preached, and confirmed 22 persons. 

Apr. 6, Monday. At a private house in S. James' parish 
confirmed 2 persons presented by Rev. Mr. Lewis. 

Apr. 8, Wednesday. In S. Martin's, Hamilton, assisted by 
Rev. H. G. Hilton, said Evening Prayer and preached. 

Apr. <?, Thursday. Same place, assisted by Rev. Mr. Hil- 
ton, said Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

Same day at night in Church of the Advent, Williamston, 
assisted by Rev. Thomas B. Haughton, said Prayer and 
preached. 

Apr. 10, Friday. Licensed Edmund Alexander a Lay 
Reader under Rev. Mr. Eborn. 

Apr. 12, Sunday, 1st after Easter. In Grace Church, Wood- 
ville, assisted by Rev. L. Eborn, said Prayer, preached, and 
Instituted Rev. H. M. Jarvis as Rector of Grace Church. 

Assisted the newly instituted Rector in the Communion 
service, and confirmed 4 persons presented by him. 

After service met the vestry. 

In the afternoon in same Church, assisted by Rev. Messrs. 
Eborn and Jarvis, said Prayer, and catechized the children. 

It has been a great relief to me to have the Rectorship of 
this parish filled again as ably and faithfully as I believe 
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Mr. Jarvis has been at his post since Christmas, and has 
won the respect and affection of his people. 

I am thankful to God that there is a prospect that Grace 
Church parish may resume its beneficent influence in this 
part of Bertie county. 

Apr. ij, Monday. In S. Mark's, Roxabel, assisted by 
Messrs. Eborn and Jarvis, said Prayer, celebrated and 
preached. 

Appointed as Lay Readers, under Rev. I Harding, Kinston, 
Messrs. W. E. Newborne and G. A. Grimsley. 

Apr. //, Tuesday. In S. Thomas', Windsor, said Prayer, 
assisted by Rev. Mr. Eborn, who preached. 

After service met the vestry. 

Ap. 15, Wednesday. In S. Thomas', Windsor, assisted by 
Rev. L. Eborn, said Prayer, celebrated, preached, and con- 
firmed 1 person. 

In the afternoon catechized the children. 

At night, assisted by Rev. Mr. Eborn, said Prayer and 
preached. 

Apr. /6, Thursday. In Grace Church, Plymouth, assisted 
by Rev. Messrs. L. Eborn and E. R. Sweetland, said Prayer. 
Mr. Sweetland preached. 

At night, assisted by Rev. Messrs. Drane and Sweetland, 
said Prayer, preached, and confirmed 3 persons presented by 
Lev. Mr. Drane. 

After service met the vestry. 

Apr. 17, Friday. At Elizabeth City met the vestry of Christ 
Church. 

Apr. 18, Saturday. At S. Joseph's, Camden Court House, 
said Evening Prayer and preached. 

Ap. 19, Sunday, 2d after Easter. In Church of S. John 
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Morning Prayer, baptized an adult, catechized the children, 
celebrated, preached, and confirmed 3 persons. 

At night, assisted by Rev. E. C. Burr, said Prayer and 
preached. 

Apr. 21, Tuesday. In Christ Church, Elizabeth City, 
assisted by Rev. Mr. Kiernan, said Prayer and preached. 

At night, assisted by Mr. Kiernan, said Prayer and 
preached. 

Apr. 22, Wednesday. At S. John's, Newbegun, assisted by 
Rev. Mr. Kiernan, said Morning Prayer, celebrated and 
preached. 

Apr. 2j, Thursday. At Woodville, Perquimans county, 
said Prayer and preached in the Baptist Church, kindly put 
at our disposal. 

Our own Church edifice, S. Barnabas, once in the midst of 
an important part of its congregation, is now, in consequence 
of removals of the people, nearly two miles out of the way, 
and has fallen seriously into decay. 

The congregation have purchased a desirable lot in town, 
upon which they hope, at no distant day, to put up a new 
Church. 

Apr. 24, Friday. At Sutton's Creek School House said 
Prayer, celebrated, and preached. 

Apr. 26, Sunday, jd after Easter. At Holy Trinity, Hert- 
ford, in the morning catechized the children, said Prayer, 
celebrated, preached, baptized 2 children, and certified the 
Baptism of another. 

In the afternoon I met the members of the Church and 
addressed them. 

At night said Prayer, preached, baptized 1 child, and con- 
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Apr. 27, Monday. Licensed Dr. J. T. Smith and F. Picard 
as Lay Readers. 

At night at Edenton met the vestry of S. Paul's. 

Apr. 28, Tuesday. In School House at Rockahock, assisted 
by Rev. R. B. Drane, said Prayer and preached. 

At night in S. Paul's, Edenton, assisted by Rev. R. B. 
Drane, said Prayer, preached, and confirmed 7 persons. 

Apr. 2g, Wednesday. In S. Paul's, Edenton, assisted by 
Rev. Mr. Drane, said Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

Apr. 30, Thursday. In S. Luke's, Washington county, 
assisted by Rev. Messrs. Eborn and Sweetland, said Prayer, 
celebrated, preached, and confirmed 2 persons. 

May 3, Sunday, $tk after Easter. In S. James, Wilming- 
ton, took part in the service and celebrated. 

At night at S. Paul's, Wilmington, assisted by Rev. Messrs. 
Ambler and Lewis, said Prayer, preached, and confirmed 5 
persons. ' 

May 4., Monday. At a private house in Wilmington con- 
firmed a sick colored person belonging to S. Mark's parish. 

Same day at a private house in same city confirmed a sick 
white person belonging to S. James' parish. 

May 6, Wednesday. Met the vestry of S. Mark's, Wil- 
mington. 

May 7, Thursday. Licensed as Lay Readers, under Rev. 
L. Eborn, Messrs. C. L. Pettigrew and F. N. Skinner. 

May 10, Sunday, jth after Easter. In S. John's parish, 
Wilmington, assisted by Rev. Dr. Carmichael, said Prayer, 
preached, and confirmed 6 persons, one of them being from 
S. James' parish. 

Same day in the afternoon, at S. Mark's Church, assisted 
by Rev. C. O. Brady, officiated, preached, and confirmed 5 
persons. 



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From the foregoing record of my official acts during the 
past conventional year, it will appear that I have baptized 36 
infants and 9 adults; have confirmed 214 persons; have insti- 
tuted 2 Rectors, and ordained 2 Ministers, one to the Diaco- 
nate and one to the Priesthood ; have been able, in accordance 
with the expressed wish of the Diocese, to meet with the 
vestries of the several parishes on 50 occasions; have celebra- 
ted the Lord's Supper more than 100 times, often at. stations 
where the opportunity to communicate has for some years 
been only occasional; and have been able to assemble the 
congregations of the Diocese for public worship or to unite 
with them in worship on considerably more than 200 occa- 
sions, in most of which I have had the opportunity to speak 
to them concerning the life to come. 

I have married two couples; and buried 2 persons; and 
taken part in 3 other funeral services. I have consecrated 1 
burial ground, and have been able on 33 occasions to cate- 
chize and address the children of the parishes or congrega- 
tions. 

I have transferred, by letters dismissory, Rev. Armand 
DeR. Meares to the Diocese of Indiana, and have received in 
the same way Rev. James M. Hillyar from the Diocese of 
Massachusetts, Rev. Herbert Munson Jarvis from the Diocese 
of Virginia, Rev. William H. Lewis from the Diocese of 
Pittsburg, and Rev. E. R. Sweetland from the Diocese of 
Wisconsin. Rev. Mr. Hillyar has taken the work at Golds- 
boro and Faison ; Rev. Mr. Jarvis that at Grace Church and 
Roxobel, Bertie; and Rev. Mr. Lewis, that of S. James' 
parish, Wilmington. Rev. E. R. Sweetland has been called 
to the charge of Grace Church, Plymouth, S. Thomas', 
Windsor, and the Mission at Avoca, and is on the spot. 

S. Luke's, Washington county, has come under the pas- 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. JJ 



1885.] Bishop's Address. 



toral charge of Rev. Mr. Eborn; Bath, under that of Rev. 
Mr. Price, while the Rev. Mr. Kiernan has undertaken a 
monthly service at S. Joseph's, at Camden Court House. 

Upon taking charge of the Diocese, I found much in its 
condition to cause anxiety, owing to the removal of clergy, 
largely, I fear, because of want of adequate support. I found 
14 parishes and 6 missionary stations, all of them with good 
Church edifices, but without pastors. In addition to these, 
Holy Trinity, Hertford, has become vacant by the removal 
of Rev. Mr. Stewart, temporarily resident there, The addi- 
tions to our clergy, to which I have referred, and the enlarge- 
ment of the work of some already on the spot, have, by the 
goodness of God, reduced these vacancies to 8 parishes and 
2 mission stations, — with all these substractions, a sad re- 
mainder. 

This state of pastoral destitution has made more evidently 
opportune the division of the Diocese, since thereby the 
Bishop has been enabled, in some measure, by his own 
visitations to supply the deficiency of clerical service. The 
reduced extent of the Diocesan field has enabled me to visit 
many of the parishes and stations twice, and a number of 
them three times, during the year. 

But, I am persuaded, the great difficulty is in the want of 
adequate support. Married clergy with growing families and 
children requiring education cannot live upon the income re- 
ceived, and are obliged to remove to other Dioceses. One of 
the clergy with a family; who serves 3 stations regularly, re- 
ceives from them all, I have been told, $125 per annum. An- 
other, of whom I made the enquiry some time since, as to how 
much he had received in the previous 8 months, replied, $35. 

It is true, in both of these cases the local income is sup- 
plemented by appropriations from the Diocesan Missionary 



78 SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Bishop's Address. [May, 



Fund. But so far we have never been able since the war to 
give more than $100 to any one. It is also true that, in some 
cases, the payments may be only behindhand, and . larger 
amounts may be hoped for. But the delay is itself a cniel in- 
justice when it can be helped. It is urged in excuse 
that the times are hard, and that, in a Diocese so largely 
made up of farmers, the succession of bad crops for the last 
two or three years has made it impossible to do what in 
ordinarily good times might be done. This is true, and does 
in a measure account for the neglect, yet I fear it is also true 
that, in many cases, those who plead poverty to their minis- 
ters find ample means for their own comfort and for that of 
their families. Be sure, my brethren, that God will take note 
of all this matter. On the last day you may find it a more 
serious item in your accounts with Him than you now sus- 
pect. On the other hand, I am glad to say that the contribu- 
tions to the Diocesan Missionary Fund have this year com- 
pared favorably with those of previous years. But we can 
scarcely be said to have made any valuable progress in that 
direction until able to appropriate, as we used to do, at least 
$200 per annum to every Missionary with a family. 

But our work is far from complete so long as we are only ' 
sustaining Missions already in existence. Our lines should 
be continually advancing, until all the field comes into our 
possession. There are several whole counties within our 
limits into which the banners of the Church have never been 
advanced. While the first advances into such districts may 
belong specially to the responsibility of the Bishop, yet his 
visits will be but little more than mere reconnoissance, unless 
he can leave a properly officered garrison behind him. 

But while I plead for our own more immediate family, I 
would ask you not to forget the work of our Master elsewhere. 
It is as possible for a parish to be selfish or for a Diocese to be 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 79 



1885.] Bishop's Address. 

selfish as to be selfish individually : and selfishness in none of its 
forms can prepare us for true nobility, for perfection or for 
Heaven. 

The general Committees of Domestic and Foreign Missions 
are calling for help to enable them to avoid a heavy deficit. 
According to the ability which God may give us, we should 
be ready to work also outside of our own limits. The regi- 
ment that should think of itself alone, and care nothing for 
its Brigade or its Division or its army Corps, or the brigade 
which should ignore the Division to which it belongs, or its 
Corps, would be but poor elements in an army. Our Chief 
Captain does not command our individual parishes alone or 
separately, nor only our own Diocese, but leads the army of 
the Holy Catholic Church; and all parts of the Force should 
respond to His call all over the field 

To raise the amount needed by the Domestic Missionary 
work, it has been proposed to assess the Diocese, not, of 
course, compulsorily, but by solicitation. Three hundred 
($300) dollars has been suggested as the share of East Caro- 
lina. I have not thought it best to take any active steps in 
the matter, and in reply to the suggestion have only said that 
I would rejoice if East Carolina should be willing to give it. 

Here let me suggest to those who are in the habit of con- 
tributing to General Missions, that they make sure that their 
remittances are credited to East Carolina. I have observed 
that, in several instances, since the separation of the two 
Dioceses, the remittances from this side of the line have been 
acknowledged in the "Spirit of Missions" under the head of 
North Carolina. 

Many of you have received copies of a circular which I 
issued in behalf of the University of the South at Sewanee. 
My visit there last summer in attendance upon the meeting 



8o SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Bishop's Address. [May, 



of the Board of Trustees impressed me very deeply with the 
moral and spiritual, as well as intellectual value of that In- 
stitution. I was exceedingly pleased with the tone of char- 
acter manifested by both Professors and students. On the 
part of the Professors it was cordial and paternal; on the 
part of the students it was candid, open, self-respectful, yet 
respectful of others. There was a remarkable absence of all 
that reserve suggestive °f contrarv interests which so often 
comes in between Professor and Student. The situation of 
the University is beautiful and healthful. The size of the 
domain and the character of the act of incorporation keep 
outside the door many of the ordinary temptations of college 
life: and I was assured by those who had the opportunity of 
judging that the standard of literary excellence, as manifested 
in the examinations, was fully up to that of the best collegiate 
institutions. 

The literary department is taking care of itself but the 
Theological department needs help, and must be sustained by 
the Dioceses in whose interest it is specially conducted. 

The portion of the burden assigned to this Diocese does not 
seem large ($300), and I hope that we shall be able to carry 
it. I would recommend that the Trustees of the University 
belonging to this Diocese be directed to report annually to 
the convention. This should be provided for by Canon or by 
a rule of order. 

There is another Institution which appeals to our sympathy 
and support and to our sense of justice. I mean the Society 
for the Increase of the Ministry. For every hundred dollars 
that we have contributed, this Society has given us more than 
two hundred. At present the Society is carrying one of our 
young men through his studies preparatory to college, and 
allowing him $200 per annum, expecting, moreover, to take 
him through college with a continued allowance, and then to 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



1885.] Bishop's Address. 

give him a Theological training. It is an Institution which 
deserves well of us, and to which, indeed, we are deeply in- 
debted; one which I hope you will feel able and willing to 
sustain. 

It would not be just for me to omit mention of the gener- 
ous way in which my old parish of S. James has dealt with 
me as your Bishop. At the time of my consecration it placed 
several hundred dollars in my hands for use throughout the 
Diocese. This was not done ostentatiously. I question 
whether it would have been generally known, except as men- 
tioned by me. But I suppose the Diocese, out of self-regard, 
will be glad to know what one of its members has done out 
of love to the whole body. In addition to this the parish of 
S. James has supplied during the past year the Episcopal resi- 
dence, going to the expense of providing another house for 
its Rector. This, too, I think the Diocese ought to know. 
Probably, you are all aware that, in consequence of the non- 
residence of Bishop Lyman in the house provided for the 
former Bishop, the property lapsed to the several parishes in 
the city of Wilmington. As a consequence, there is now no 
Episcopal residence. The Diocese, however, owns an undi- 
vided fourth of the old house, conveyed to it by the parish of 
S. James; and it is a question which should be considered, 
whether the Diocese desires to have a Bishop's house, and, if 
it does, whether it is prepared to purchase the other three 
undivided fourths, so far as they may be for sale. This is a 
matter about which I do not, at present at least, express any 
opinion, but which I suppose should be brought to the atten- 
tion of the Convention. 

There is another matter which I wish to bring to the no- 
tice of the Convention. 

In or about the year 1823 the Diocese of North Carolina 



82 SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Bishop's Address. [May, 



founded a scholarship in the General Theological Seminary 
at New York. This scholarship, with an income of about 
$150, in addition to the privileges of the Institution, has been 
held ever since, greatly to the advantage of the old Diocese. 
It is, in the minds of many, — and among them in those of 
the Trustees of this Diocese — a question whether under the 
resolution adopted in 1883 this Scholarship should not now 
be the joint property of the two Dioceses, instead of remain- 
ing exclusively under the control of that of North Carolina. 
While it would be impossible, perhaps, to divide the scholar- 
ship, the nomination to it — should it prove to be a part of the 
divisible property of the old Diocese — might be made alter- 
nately. 

Since the last Convention I have given my consent to the 
organization of the Mission at Aurora, Beaufort county, of 
date August 24, 1884. Also, to that of Snow Hill, Greene 
county, of date October 3, 1884. 

I have given my consent to the consecration of Rev. Sam- 
uel D. Ferguson to be Missionary Bishop of Cape Palmas; of 
Rev. William Jones Boone to be Missionary Bishop of Shang- 
hai; of Rev. Nelson S. Rulison, D. D. , to be Assistant Bishop 
of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania; of Rev. William 
Paret, D. D. , to be Bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, and 
of Rev. George Worthington, S. T. D. , to be Bishop of the 
Diocese of Nebraska. 

We have now upon our list of clergy, besides the Bishop, 
18 Priests and 9 Deacons, candidates for Deacon's orders 1, 6 
candidates for Priest's orders, Rev. S. S. Barber, Rev. P. W. 
Cassey, Rev. C. O. Brady, Rev. H. S. McDuffey, Rev. 
H. H. Phelps, F. N. Skinner. Chaplains as before. 

Let us thank God for what he has done for us already and 
seek His further blessings by faithful service, by contribu- 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 83 



1885.] Bishop's Address. 



tions of our means to His great cause on Earth and especially 
in our division of the field — which shall be in honorable pro- 
portions to our means and to His Majesty, and by humble, 
earnest, loving waiting upon Him endeavoring to realize that 
without Him we can accomplish nothing. The Past is gone 
past mending. The Future is ours. Let us seek an accel- 
erated progress nor be content while there remains any por- 
tion of the domain committed to our hands in which the ser- 
vices of our Church shall not be established. To God and 
to His grace I commit you dear brethren of the Clergy and 
Laity through Christ our Lord. 

ALFRED A. WATSON. 



Appendix A.-IL 



Table of Abstracts of Statistics 



FROM, AND 



APPENDED REMARKS 



TO 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS 



AND 



REPORTS OF THE DEANS 



OF 



CONVOCATIONS. 



TABLE OF ABSTRACTS FROM PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 





PARISHES 

AND MISSION 
STATIONS 

{Mission Stations in 
Italics. 


LOCATION. 


1 


•g 

•a 


BAPTISMS. 


■a 
3 

u 






COMMUNIC 


ANTS 








bo 

1 
1 


■g 

5 




Holy Commun- 




SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 




1 PARISH SCHOOLS. 


_ 






SERVICES. 


No. Times 
Administered. 

1 1 
0. s. 


Teachers. 




85 
o 

o 


SCHOLAI 








4 2 

1 1 1 

8 I < 


1 


> 

< 


i 

•a 
< 


£| 
two 

is 


i 


S 




| 
to 




u 






CLERGYMEN 





-a 

§ 
a 

VI 






6 


s 

Z 


i 


i 

1 

to 


2, 


s 


to 


:- z 


£ 


| 






St Pauls 

St. John's .-. 

St. Mark's 

St. John the Evang 

St, John's 

SL Cyprian's 

St. Paul's 

St. John Evangelist 

St. David's 

St. Luke's 

St. Andrew's. 

St. Paul's 

St John's 

St. Marv's 

Holv Innocents 

Si. Barnabas- 

St. Peter's 

jamesvilie Mission .... 
Church ofthe Advent . 

St Stephen's 

St. GabHePs 

St. Martin's 

Trinity 


Wilmington ' 

Makeleyville 


68 
12 
97 

6 
62 
74 
30 
17 
56 
17 

6 
24 
17 
30 

8 

""65 
2 
15 
42 
6 

24 
20 
24 
12 
14 

107 
12 
56 

251, 
40 
11 
26 

140 
18 
28 
39 


240 




! 


5 


4 
1 


7 

19 
10 

22 

7 


7 
4 
19 
11 
22 
7 


i 
i 

4 
4 


1 
4 
1 
7 
3 


2 




8 
2 

7 
2 


95 
15 
95 
20 

105 
50 
73 
22 
90 
30 
7 
40 
40 
56 
12 
28 

125 
6 
25 
81 
13 
47 
44 
43 
30 
28 

230 
23 
64 

333 
63 
24 
34 

222 
40 
52 
64 


! 

2 
2 
5 
1 


5 
3 
4 
2 
21 
12 
3 
3 
10 


100 
41 
30 
140 
146 
104 

I1L 

30 
43 
8 
8 
104 
20 
27 
7 
9 
90 

a 
no 

53 
6 
33 
100 
46 
12 
12 
75 
52 
104 
112 
100 
17 
93 
151 


80 

177 
62 
93 
110 
221 
7 
22 
2 
1 
80 
3 
33 

•'0 

15 
63 
8 
14 
4 
6 
1 

64 


13 

2 
10 

3 
72 
12 
38 

2 
10 

3 

2 
12 

4 
10 

4 

3 
14 

4 
13 
14 

4 
12 
14 
14 

1 


2 

11 
5 
3 
2 
1 
1 








10 
2 
9 
4 

15 

10 
7 
5 

10 
6 






40|....|.... 





























310 
40 
300 
210 
159 
79 
a=05 
50 
20 
100 
150 
150 
50 

"'276 
8 
75 
223 
28 
104 
100 
105 
64 

m 

525 
70 
182 
762 
160 
48 
110 
607 

125 
176 


9 7 
8! 4 
21, 2 
37 5 


16 
12 

■a 

42 
6 
6 

20 
2 


19 
10 
22 
16 
14 
1 
18 


1 
1 


2 


i 

2 
1 
6 
1 
2 
2 
3 


8 
2 
14 
4 
6 
3 
8 
3 


1 
1 

1 


40 
10 
21 
72 
19 
15 
35 
25 


50 
15 
74 
68 
17 
17 
35 
25 


90 1 ■> 


30 


83 US 






South Mills 

Wilmington 

Sewbern 




James Carmichael. D. D 














1 




8 


140 1 3 


58 


60 113 










5 
14 
2 


1 
6 




























Washington County 




18 
3 
1 
6 
3 
I 


18 
3 
1 
8 
4 
3 


2 


.' 






5 
1 
1 


711 1 






















1 
6 
1 
2 


2 
1 
2 






















19 
3 

4 


6 


19 
3 
10 










1 
2 


4 
1 






4 
5 
1 


9 
8 
6 


13 
13 

7 


5 


60 
22 
14 


36 
45 














Einston 

Snow Hill 




2 
1 
1 






2 
1 
1 
































6 

1 


i 


7 


3 
2 








































Nathaniel Harding 


1 


1 


2 


2 


1 






3 


2 


10 


2 






12 


12 


1 


40 


"52 










Williamston 

Faison 

Hamilton 

Beaufort County 

Greenville 

Beaufort County 


2 


1 
12 


2 
1 


3 
13 


1 


1 

1 






2 
2 


1 
1 
1 
2 

3 


4 
3 

1 
3 

1 


3 




1 
1 


11 


1 

12 


1 
-1 


10 
35 


15 
45 








J. M. Hillvar 


1 3 




























H. G. Hilton 


12 
4 
3 
1 
2 

16 


i 
i 

i 


1 

2 

3 
16 


1 


2 

2 
1 

2 


2 
1 


2 
4 
2 
3 




1 
2 








1 
2 




2 
4 
3 
2 


1 

4 


9 
8 
10 
6 


1 


28 


33 


61 ... . 
60 .... 
40 


:::•: ::::)::::]:::. 




N Collin Hughes, T> T> 






2 
1 
1 


3 
2 














X. C. Hughes. Jr 


Aurora 

Haw Branch & S. Paul's 










:::: 




N C Hughes, Jr 
























Jos C Hnske, T> D 




1 
1 
1 
26 
1 


3 


4 


7 


8 


7 






15 


5 


17 


15 


5 
4 
1 
2 




4 


5 


9 

8 
5 

26 

s 


1 


30 


45 


75 









J J Jarncks. Warden 




Windsor 

Elizabeth City. j 

Wilmington. 












John Kiernan 

William H. Lewis 

Henrv 3. McDuffey 


Christ Church 

St. James' 

St. Joseph's 

St. John's 


15 
43 


19 


15 
62 
16 


1 


1 
24 
4 


1 
24 
4 
1 


1 
3 

2 
1 

5 

7 
2 


5 
11 
9 
1 






6 
14 
9 
8 

2 
10 
1 
8 
3 


5 
7 
1 
3 
1 

1' 
1 
1 

3 


7 
16 
11 
2 
3 
11 
3 
1 
4 


118 
69 
98 


17 

58 
3 


1 
2 

2 


4 
24 
6 


3 


9 
""26 


25 

49 


M .... 
285 1 


4 I 1 


i26 


2 


Hardy H. Phelps 
















N. E. Price 




2 
17 .. . 

6 


2 

17 
6 








12 

208 


12 

57 


7 








4 
16 
3 
8 
4 


3 


40 

25 
24 


50 

25 

26 










V. W. Shields 




Newbern 


2 
3 
3 
6 


7 

14 
2 


7 
2 
■A 
6 


14 
2 

17 
8 


5 
1 
1 
1 






2 
4 


14 
3 
4 
2 


90 






J. T. Smith, M. D. r Warden 


Holy Trinity 










1 


Edward R. Sweetland 


Grace Church 








05 


12 


14 

7 














i 


4 



























in 1 ttt 169 






1,451 


5,972 


294 


59 


S53 


167 


58 


156 


214 


.51 


71 


5 


2 


132 


2,309 


55 


169 


2.212 


1,659 


473 


53 


33 


.58 


17S 


260 


10 


600 


812 


1.924 4 


S7S 14 



TABLE OF ABSTRACTS FROM PAROCHIAL REPORTS-Continued. 






LOCATION 












CONTRIBUTIONS. 












A 


«i 








ESTIMATED VALUES OF 


>. 


PARISHES 




PAROCHIAL. 




« 






DIOCESAf*. 






WITHOUT THE DIOCESE. 


% j f 


•s | r 


-o a. 




U 


3 


_ 5 


AND MISSION 
STATIONS. 

Stations in 




C 


,j 


S 


s 


S 




5 


•= 5 


a 


3 
8 




1 


.Is 

ft. 


| 


(H 


Aggregate 

Contrib 


! 


Number of Cha 
Church Sitling 


7- 


| | 


St Pads - 

SL Marks 

St. John the Evang- 
St John's 

St Pad's 

Si.Jokn Evaagelist... 




S .'ill S4 




i 1,1 

ISO i» 

242 IK 

300 IK 
960 30 
58 00 
564 76 


f 175 50 


$ 137 85 


$ 1,344 19 

150 IK 

ISO 11 
150 ik 
1SII9 79 
159 99 
766 71 
117 111 
Oil 57 
91 75 
32 90 


IIKI IKI 
III Oil 
211 00 
1 IKI 
llll 00 
5 IKI 
75 00 
ft IKI 
II 08 
i us 


78 S7 
13 us 

•1 60 
13 llll 
29 13 

6 li, 
37 23 

2 49 
23 US 

6 68 

4 20 


7 20 


12 71 


7 20 




205 98 
23 68 
21 00 
14 00 

164 13 
10 16 

140 55 

7 49 
70 03 

8 31 
•1 20 


56 06 




71 01 


104 .50 


231 57 


$1,781 74 
173 68 
523 10 
474 00 
1,982 06 
470 15 
957 68 
124 59 




300 

.... 200 

.... 250 

200 

1 5IK) 

375 


1 
.... 

1 


$ 2,500 
1,000 
8,000 
3,500 
20,000 
1,600 
5,000 


$ 2,0001 


i 1,500 


J li.OlK) 
1,000 
8,200 
3.500 
2.a5" 
2.100 
6,000 






i!' a 

29 69 
.53 33 


""? Oli 


70 14 

r,n i> 
790 29 
117 00 
85 48 
31 85 
155 35 


157 71 










4 (10 
10 00 
8 14 


4 80 






9 40 
10 00 
8 14 




200 










' 25 66 














800. 


1,250 

500i 




255 30 
56 17 
85 25 






5 16 


111 17 


12 99 




24 45 




7 88 


18 06 


50 39 


1,666 
















336 22 
91 75 
32 90 


1 35 


1 00 


57 
















400 
150 
150 
1 650 
150 
250 
175 


1 2,500 
400 
600 


£666 


300 


4.400 
400 
600 




















100 06 1 


































St Pauls 

St John's 

St Mary's.... 

S. Barnabas 


































110 in 
200 00 
).-, 00 






110 IKI 

318 92 

15 IK 

8 36 

1,160 00 

1 51 

293 38 

720 74 


III 1K) 
25 IKI 
15 00 


22 50 
5 36 


1 50 




300 
3 00 




44 50 
50 60 
20 30 












1.51 50 
382 42 
65 36 

8 36 
1,388 00 

9 48 
34S 39 
7S6 74 




:::: 

i 


1,000 

1.5m 
800 


1,508 




1,000 

6,000 

800 






35 67 22 50 


35 75 


25 00 








13 III) 


13 00 






















































in . 




1,000 00 

1 54 

247 64 

546 74 


50 On 


1IKI IK 


IIKI 00 


41 00 
4 94 
13 81 
12 00 


23 00 


12 00 


12 00 


25 00 


213 00 
4 94 
49 29 
66 00 


7 50 




7 50 


15 00 




350 


i 


10,000 


1.800 




11,800 














26 24 


1 50 


13 on 
38 00 


500 
138 00 


25 00 

.54 00 


1 25 


75 


87 


7 61 


1 01 


50 


63 


2 68 


5 72 




150 
850 

200 


i 

"i 


1,000 

10,000 

1,000 

3.000 

500 

600 


1,1100 


200 

500 


2,266 

10.500 
1,000 
3.000 
1,100 
600 




SL Stephen's 






































2* no 


7 00 


100 00 
125 00 
300 00 
55 00 
200 
1,072 00 


511 Oil 
600 
45 87 


2 IK) 
55 00 

500 00 

3 07 


187 IKI 

ISO IKI 

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DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 87 



1885.] Remarks in Parochial Reports. 



jtppmkb IJoirarks k fnmfyd IJapirta. 



ST. JOHN'S PARISH, MAKEEEYVILLE, 
The Rev. S. S. Barber, Deacon officiating. 

Services have been kept up in this Parish regularly, as heretofore, on the 
second and fourth Sundays in each month except when interrupted by sick- 
ness. Also for the most part at Swan Quarter and Juniper Bay on the first 
and third Sundays respectively in each month. 

At the request of the Bishop, and also of the vestry of the parish, I took 
charge of St. George's parish on the third Sunday in February, continuing 
on until the arrival of the Rev. E. R. Sweetland, late of Nashotah, Wiscon- 
sin, at Easter Sunday, at which time my connection with that work ceased. 
In this church I held 4 services, assisted by Rev. Mr. Sweetland on Easter, 
and officiated at 2 funerals during my two months charge at St. George's. 
I found it necessary to suspend the services at Swan Quarter and Juniper 
Bay. They have, however, been resumed. 

The outlook in this county at present is not so flattering for the Church 
as could be desired. 



ST. MARK'S CHURCH, WILMINGTON, 
Rev. C. O. Brady, Deacon officiating. 

Since my last report the work of St. Mark's parish has progressed steadily 
and, I trust, acceptably to the Great Head of the Church. 

We are somewhat in arrears, owing to stuccoing our church, but we trust 
by united effort soon to cancel the debt. 

May our Heavenly Father further this special work among the colored 
people. 



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Remarks in Parochial Reports. May, 

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH, SOUTH MILLS, 
The Rev. E. Chrysostum Burr, Rector. 

This report is from September 14th, 1883, to April 26th, 1885, and is, to 
the best of my knowledge and belief, substantially correct. 

The figures for Public Services marked "Other Days" are from January 
9th, 1885, to April 24th, 1885. 

In the whole time reported there was an intermission from August nth, 
1884, to January 9th, 1885. 



ST. CYPRIAN'S CHURCH, NEW BERNE, 
The Rev. V. W. Shields, Rector; Rev. P. W. Cassey, Assistant. 

The aggregate four hundred and seventy dollars and fifteen cents includes 
all money raised for this parish from any source. Ninety dollars was sent 
as a special donation from the Ladies' Auxilliary of Philadelphia; twenty 
dollars sent Bishop Watson from the Rector of Grace Church, New York; 
also money collected by Assistant in Buffalo, Philadelphia, &c. Under the 
head Miscellaneous is included all money expended for parish school, church 
improvement, cancelling church indebtedness, &c. 

There is still an indebtedness of about three hundred dollars on the parish. 
The past year has not been a favorable one for works of charity, but the 
vestry hope this year to complete the church and pay its indebtedness. 



ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, EDENTON, 
The Rev. Robert Brent Drane, Rector. 
Service is rendered one a month at a school house in Rockahock. 



ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST'S MISSION CHURCH, EDENTON, 

The Rev. Robert Brent Drane, Minister in Charge. 

Our church building was demolished by a violent storm of July 26th, 1884 
—a total loss probably. The congregation have begun efforts to rebuild. 
Up to the present time the treasurer of the building fund has received from 
St. John's congregation $66 95, from friends outside $124 47, promises to pay 
from both sources $123. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 89 



1885.] Remarks tn Parochial Reports. 



ST. DAVID'S CHURCH, WASHINGTON COUNTY, 
The Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector. 

One of the Sunday schools is colored, consisting of 30 pupils. The Pa 
rochial school is in a prosperous condition and doing good service under the 
immediate and efficient charge of Mrs. M. B. Webb. 

Our church has been thoroughly repaired and well painted within and 
without. 



ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, WASHINGTON COUNTY. 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector. 

This report extends from October 1884, when I resumed charge of the 
Parish. 
The present outlook of the Church here is encouraging. 



ST. ANDREW'S MISSION, TYRRELL COUNTY, 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector. 

In addition to the foregoing report, I have to report the baptism of two 
infants in St. James' Parish, Beaufort county. 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, PITT COUNTY, 

The Rev. Israee Harding, Rector. 

This Parish has lost its Senior Warden, Mr. W. H. Smith, by death, since 
the last Convention. 



ST. MARY'S CHURCH, KINSTON. 
The Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Parish is in as wholesome a condition as one half of tny time can 
make it. 

Before the incumbency of the Parish in Goldsboro by the Rev. J. M. Hill- 
yar, I officiated five times in St. Stephen's Church, baptized two infants and 
performed one funeral service. 



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Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May, 



I have officiated at two visits to Trenton, and there is a good prospect of 
building a church there. 



HOLY INNOCENTS CHURCH, LENOIR COUNTY, 

The Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Parish, from the indisposition of the Minister, the unfinished state of 
the Church building, and the inclement weather of the winter, has had but 
little attention during the year, which accounts for its meagre report. 



ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, GREENVILLE, 

The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D., Rector. 

Considerable addition has been made to the subscription for a new 
church, and it is hoped that the work of erecting it will soon be entered 
upon in earnest. 



AURORA MISSION, BEAUFORT COUNTY. 
The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Deacon officiating. 

By comparison of this report with the one given for Aurora Mission last 
year, it would seem that there has been a falling off both in the number of 
families and of souls. This is not the case; on the contrary, the Mission is 
in as healthy condition as it ever has been. I suppose the discrepency has 
arisen from the fact that I reported some last year as nominal members of 
the church whom I have since ascertained had never been baptized. 

In April last, I made a visit from this Mission to Bayboro and preached at 
night to a large congregation. It is my intention hereafter to hold services 
at the latter place once every three mouths, a friend at Aurora having kindly 
offered to be responsible for my transportation. 

I ascertained that there were in all only seven members of the Church in 
Pamlico county. 



HAW BRANCH MISSION AND ST. PAUL'S, VANCEBORO, 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Deacon officiating. 

On the 9th inst I held a night service at Juniper Chapel, situated on the 
west side of Swift Creek, about three miles from Vanceboro. At the request 



DIOCESE OP EAST CAROLINA. 91 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. 



of a member of St. Paul's Parish, who is himself trying to do some re- 
ligious work at Juniper Chapel, I have consented to hold services there once 
every two months. 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, FAYETTEVILLE. 
Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., Rector. 

During the past summer and fall, my labors were much interrupted by ill 
health. In consequence of this my vestry, with their usual kind considera- 
tion, authorized me to invite Rev. Robert Strange to assist me for a year, 
with the hope that thereby my health would be improved- He has accepted 
the invitation and will begin his work in St. John's Parish in June next. 
He spent the greater part of the season of Lent in my Parish and rendered 
servi-ee-very useful to me and acceptable to the congregation. 

I am much disappointed in not being able to report the usual number of 
confirmations. It is the first time, since my connection with this Parish, 
now thirty-four years, that I have not reported a respectable number of 
confirmations. Three or four candidates, for causes not worth while to be 
detailed in this report, failed to receive confirmation at the last visitation of 
the Bishop, which was within nine months of the preceding one, when six- 
teen were confirmed. 

I trust under the more vigorous administration, which is hoped for with 
the aid of an assistant, the Parish will improve in this as well as in other re- 
spects. 

The congregation is making an effort, with good hopes of success, to 
obtain a new organ. 



ST. JAMES' CHURCH, WILMINGTON, 

The Rev. Wm. H. Lewis, Rector. 

A Mission Guild has been formed, with 140 members, making monthlv 
pledges, which already aggregate nearly $1,200 per annum for general mis- 
sionary purposes. 

Plans are in hand for an immediate extension of the chancel and enlarge- 
ment of the Church, subscriptions to which have already been received to 
the amount of about $3,600 in cash. 



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Remarks in Parochial Reports. 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, BEAUFORT COUNTY. 

The Rev. Hardy H. Phelps, Deacon officiating 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., officiated in this Parish until February of the 
present year. The marriage ceremonies were performed by him. Of the 
public services eight were held by the Lay Reader, Mr. Joseph Butt. 



CHRIST CHURCH, NEW BERNE, 
The Rev. V. W. Shields, Rector. 

The outside of the church has been finished during the past year, and in 
addition to the former structure, a spire and porch have been builded. 

The funds for these purposes have, for the most part, been given by gen- 
erous friends of the Parish. 

St. Cyprian's Parish, owing to the faithful work of Rev. P. W. Cassey, 
continues to grow in usefulness to the large population of colored people in 
this communitv. 



ZION CHURCH, BEAUFORT COUNTY. 

The Rev. R. B. Windley, Rector. 

In addition to the above I have held an occasional service at Union Chapel, 
a missionary point where the Rev. N. E. Price now has charge; an occasional 
service also at some other points in the lower part of this county. 



No reports were received from the following Parishes and Mission Sta- 
tions, viz: Holy Innocents, Avoca; St. James, Beaufort county; Grace 
Church, Bertie county; St. Paul's Church, Clinton; St Mary's Church, Gates- 
ville; St Peter's, Gates county; St. George's, Hyde county; St. Barnabas', 
Murfreesboro; Christ Church, Rockfish; St. John's Church, Winton. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 93 

1885.] Reports of the Deans of Convocations. 



J^prta nf Hp Jbmts of SmttrntHfams. 



REPORT OF THE DEAN OF THE CONVOCATION OF EDENTON. 

To the Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Bishop of East Carolina: 

During the past year the Convocation of Edenton has held three regular 
sessions — one in June, at Williamston; in August, in St. Luke's, Washing- 
ton county; in November, in St. David's parish, Washington county. A 
fourth session was appointed at Windsor, Bertie county, for the latter part of 
March. Owing to the breaking out of a contagious disease in that place, 
just before the time of meeting, the appointment for that place was with- 
drawn. The sessions of the Convocation were fairly attended by its mem- 
bers. In all cases considerable interest was manifested and goodly congre- 
gations assembled. At two of our sessions we enjoyed the great gratifica- 
tion of having the presence and counsel of the Bishop. The Convocation 
has ever manifested a ready disposition to join in co-operative labor. It 
contiunes to be a source of deep regret to us that we have not yet been en- 
abled to secure the services of an evangelist. We trust, however,. that in His 
good time the Master will raise up and send forth a suitable laborer in our 
widely extended mission field. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Dean. 



REPORT OF THE DEAN OF THE CONVOCATION OF NEW BERNE. 

To the Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. £>., Bishop of East Carolina : 

The Convocation of New Berne held its first meeting, after the last Con- 
vention, at Snow Hill, in June last. The meetings were attended by good 
congregations during the sessions of the Convocation, and we believe the 
services there resulted in some good to the Church people of the town. The 
work there seems to be in an encouraging condition, mostly owing to the 
labors of Rev. Israel Harding. The second meeting was held in Kinston in 



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December last, but on account of the excessive cold, which prevented the 
congregation from attending the services, little good, it is feared, was ac- 
complished. Still another appointment for a meeting of the Convocation 
at Faison's during the month of April was necessarily recalled. 

We do not feel that the organization of the Convocation has, thus far, 
resulted in any good of a permanent character to the Church within its 
bounds, but we hope during the present year to increase its usefulness. 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. W. SHIELDS, Dean. 



Appendix A-III. 



Constitution and Canons. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 97 



1885.1 Constitution. 



§mt$ltMimt t 

As Adopted, for the First Time, by the Convention. 



ARTICLE I. 

This Diocese as established by the Sixty-seventh Conven- 
tion of the Diocese of North Carolina, in May, 1883, at Char- 
lotte, embracing. all that portion of the territory of the State 
of North Carolina which includes the counties of Hertford, 
Bertie, Martin, Pitt, Greene, Wayne, Sampson, Cumberland 
and Robeson, and all the counties lying between these coun- 
ties and the Atlantic Ocean, shall be known as the Diocese of 
East Carolina. 

ARTICLE II. 

The Church in this Diocese accedes to the Constitution of 
that branch of the Holy Catholic Church known as the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 
and recognizes the authority of the General Convention 
thereof. 

ARTICLE III. 

Section i. For the purpose of receiving reports and other 
information as to the condition and progress of the Church in 
this Diocese, and of consulting upon such measures, and en- 
acting such laws as may seem good for its welfare and gov- 
ernment, there shall be an Annual Council to meet within 
the Diocese at such time and place as may be determined by 



98 SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 

Constitution. [May 



the next.preceding Council, or, in the event of no such deter- 
mination, on the third Wednesday in May, at such place as 
may be agreed upon by the Bishop and Standing Committee, 
or appointed by the Standing Committee in case of the disa- 
bility of the Bishop, or a vacancy in his office. 

Section 2. But the time or place of such meeting may be 
changed, or Special Councils may be called by the Bishop 
and Standing Committee, or by the Standing Committee in 
case of disability or vacancy as provided in the preceding sec- 
tion, subject, nevertheless, to such Canonical provisions as 
may hereafter be made; provided, that no Special Council 
shall be called without at least sixty days' notice, which 
notice shall be published for at least one month in three dif- 
ferent newspapers in this Diocese, and shall specify the busi- 
ness and purpose for which said Special Council is to be held ; 
and no other business shall be proposed or acted upon except 
by a vote of two-thirds of both Orders. 

ARTICLE IV. 

Section i. The Council shall be composed of the two 
Orders—Clerical and Lay. The Bishop of the Diocese, or in 
his absence the Bishop in charge as representing the Episco- 
pal Authority, shall, if present, preside at all meetings of the 
Council. 

Section 2. Every Clergyman of the Church, having been 
Canonically connected with and resident within the Diocese 
for three months preceding any meeting of the Council, in- 
cluding such portion of the time as he may have been a can- 
didate for Orders, shall be entitled to a seat and vote in the 
Council, except in the election of a Bishop, in which case 
such connection and residence must have been for twelve 
months to entitle him to a vote; provided, that the restriction 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 99 



$885.1 Constitution. 



as above in regard to residence shall not apply to professors, 
tutors or students in the General Theological Seminary, or in 
any University or College maintained or governed in part by 
this Diocese, or to officers of the General Missionary Board of 
the Church, or to Chaplains in the Army or Navy. 

Section 3. Each regularly organized Parish within the 
Diocese shall be entitled to be represented by one or more Lay 
Delegates, not exceedingy<?z/r, chosen by the vestry from the 
male communicants of the parish ; and in case of any parish 
having no male communicants, the Vestry may elect one or 
more delegates, duly qualified as above, from any other parish 
or parishes of the Diocese ; provided, that no person shall be 
allowed to represent more than one parish in the same meet- 
ing of the Council. No person, Clerical or Lay, under Eccle- 
siastical censure, publicly declared by a competent tribunal, 
shall be admissible to a seat in the Council. 

Section 4. It shall be lawful for the Council to exclude or 
suspend from Lay representation any Parish neglecting or 
refusing to appoint delegates to the Council for two successive 
years, or neglecting or refusing to comply with any lawful 
requirement of the Council ; provided, that a vote of a majority 
of all the Clergy entitled to seats, and a majority of all the 
Parishes entitled to representation shall be required for such 
exclusion or suspension 

Section 5. If any Parish shall neglect or decline to appoint 
Lay Delegates, or shall have been excluded or suspended from 
the right of doing so by the Council, or if any or all those 
appointed shall not be present, such Parish shall nevertheless 
be bound by the acts of the Council. 

ARTICLE V. 

Section i. The Council shall be the sole judge of the 
election and qualification of its own members. It shall have 



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Constitution. [May 



power to adopt Rules of Order for its own government, elect 
officers and raise funds, and shall have such other legislative 
powers as may be necessary and proper for the well-being of 
the Diocese. 

Section 2. The Council shall have no power to pass any 
Canon infringing the Episcopal Authority, but may adopt 
resolutions of advice or enquiry, or institute any proceedings 
deemed necessary for the purpose of impeachment of the Bishop. 

ARTICLE VI. 

To constitute a quorum for the purpose of ordinary busi- 
ness the presence of one-third of all the Parochial Clergy and 
of delegates from seven of the Parishes entitled to representa- 
tion in the Council shall be necessary. Any less number 
shall be competent to receive reports and to adjourn. 

ARTICLE VII. 

Section i. Upon any question before the Council, when 
it may be required by any one Clerical member, or by the 
delegation present of any one Parish, the two Orders shall 
vote separately. And in all cases of a vote by Orders, each 
Clerical member shall be entitled to one vote, and each dele- 
gation shall also be entitled to one vote, and a concurrence of 
majorities of both Orders shall be necessary to a decision. 
When no such division is called for, each member of the 
Council shall be entitled to one vote. 

Section 2. All elections shall be by ballot, unless other- 
wise unanimously ordered. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

Section i. The Council shall annually elect a President 
(who shall be a Presbyter of the Diocese), a Secretary and a 
Treasurer. 



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Constitution. 



Section 2. Should there at any time be no such election 
then the officers last before elected shall hold over till such 
election shall be had. 

Section 3. Should the office of Secretary or that of Treas- 
urer become vacant at any time preceding the annual election, 
the Ecclesiastical Authority shall be empowered to fill the 
vacancy till such time as an election shall be had. 

ARTICLE IX. 

Section i. A Standing Committee to consist of 3 Clergy- 
men of the Diocese and 2 Laymen communicants of the 
Diocese., shall be annually elected by the Council. 

Section 2. The Committee shall have power to fill any 
vacancy that may occur in their own body between the annual 
meetings of the Council. 

Section 3. When there is no Bishop the Standing Com- 
mittee shall be the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese, 
and, as such, may invite the temporary services of other 
Bishops, and, for due cause, may change the time or place of 
the annual meetings of the Council ; and they may also sum- 
mon special Councils, and shall do so upon the call of one- 
third of the Clergy of the Diocese, or of one-third of the 
Parishes in union with the Council, as appearing upon the 
lists of the Journal last before published. And although 
there be a Bishop, the Standing Committee shall have power 
to call special Councils for the purpose of proceedings rela- 
tive to his impeachment, and shall do so upon a similar requi- 
sition by the Clergy or Laity. 

ARTICLE X. 

Section i. Any ten or more baptized adults may organize 
themselves into a Parish, and be received into union with 



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the Council, by taking such steps as may be provided for by 
Canon. 

Section 2. The Bishop of the Diocese may, with the writ- 
ten consent of the Rector of any Parish (a copy of which 
shall be filed with the Registrar of the Diocese), establish, 
within the limits of such Parish, Missionary congregations, 
whose Ministers shall be independent of the Rector and 
responsible to the Ecclesiastical Authority only; provided, 
that, with the advice and consent of the Standing Committee, 
the Bishop shall have the power to establish such independent 
Missionary congregations without the consent of the Rector. 

Section 3. In all Parochial elections none shall be entitled 
to vote but baptized males of the age of twenty-one years, 
members of the Parish, who shall have subscribed a declara- 
tion in the following words, viz: 

"We, the undersigned, do hereby consent to be govenedby 
the Constitution and Canons of the Church, as set forth in 
the General Convention, and by the Constitution and Canons 
of the Church in this Diocese." 

Provided, that this section shall not be taken to infringe 
upon the chartered rights or existing customs of any Parish 
established previous to the year 1859. 

ARTICLE XI. 

Section i. Any Presbyter regularly called to the charge 
of a Parish and entering thereupon shall, during the time of 
such charge, be held to be the Rector of said Parish. 

Section 2. The Rector is recognized as having, by virtue 
of his office, the exclusive regulation, under his Canonical 
superiors, of all the spiritual concerns of the Parish ; as being 
entitled at all times to have access to the Church building 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 103 



1885.1 Constitution. 



and to open the same for the services or instruction of this 
Church as he may deem proper; to call meetings of the Vestry 
or congregatiou, when present to preside in the same, and, in 
case of a tie, to give the casting vote. 

ARTICLE XII. 

The Council shall pass Canons for the trial of ' Cl^rcarmor, 

The following is the correct reading, as adopted by the Convention, of 
ARTICLE XIII. 

EcMSSkSS by ballot for the office and the. ,a .con 

not be less than twenty. 



ARTICLE XIV. 

No new Canon shall be passed, nor shall any existing 
Canon be amended, upon the day upon which said new Canon 
or amendment may be proposed, without unanimous consent. 
Nor, without a similar consent, shall the question upon the 
passage of such Canon or amendment be finally put without 
previous reference to a committee. 

ARTICLE XV. 

Section i. This Constitution shall not be altered or 
amended without — 

First. A concurrent vote of a majority of both orders present 
at one Annual Council proposing said alteration. 

Second. The adoption of the proposed alteration or amend- 
ment, at the next ensuing Annual Council, by a majority of 



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Constitution. ' „ [May 



the Council, by taking such steps as may be provided for by 
Canon. 

Section 2. The Bishop of the Diocese may, with the writ- 
ten consent of the Rector of any Parish (a copy of which 
shall be filed with the Registrar of the Diocese), establish, 
within t 1 ' 1 ^'aeionary congregations, 

whose I • - 

responsi 
that, wi 
the Bisl 
Missior 

Sect 
to vote Dm u<u. r .._ 

members of the Parish, who shall have sm, u ... 
tion in the following words, viz: 

"We, the undersigned, do hereby consent to be govenedby 
the Constitution and Canons of the Church, as set forth in 
the General Convention, and by the Constitution and Canons 
of the Church in this Diocese." 

Provided, that this section shall not be taken to infringe 
upon the chartered rights or existing customs of any Parish 
established previous to the year 1859. 

ARTICLE XL 

Section i. Any Presbyter regularly called to the charge 
of a Parish and entering thereupon shall, during the time of 
such charge, be held to be the Rector of said Parish. 

Section 2. The Rector is recognized as having, by virtue 
of his office, the exclusive regulation, under his Canonical 
superiors, of all the spiritual concerns of the Parish; as being 
entitled at all times to have access to the Church building 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 103 



Constitution. 



and to open the same for the services or instruction of this 
Church as he may deem proper; to call meetings of the Vestry 
or congregatiou, when present to preside in the same, and, in 
case of a tie, to give the casting vote. 

ARTICLE XII. 

The Council shall pass Canons for the trial of Clergymen. 

ARTICLE XIII. 

When a Bishop is to be elected, the Council shall vote by 
Orders, and a concurrent vote of a majority of all the Clergy 
in the Diocese entitled to seats in the Council, and of a ma- 
jority of the Parishes represented, shall be necessary for an 
election ; provided, the number of Parishes voting shall not be 
less than twenty. 

ARTICLE XIV. 

No new Canon shall be passed, nor shall any existing 
Canon be amended, upon the day upon which said new Canon 
or amendment may be proposed, without unanimous consent. 
Nor, without a similar consent, shall the question upon the 
passage of such Canon or amendment be finally put without 
previous reference to a committee. 

ARTICLE XV. 

Section i. This Constitution shall not be altered or 
amended without — 

First. A concurrent vote of a majority of both orders present 
at one Annual Council proposing said alteration. 

Second. The adoption of the proposed alteration or amend- 
ment, at the next ensuing Annual Council, by a majority of 



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all the Clergy entitled to seats in the Council, and a majority 
of the Parishes represented; provided, that the number of 
Parishes voting shall not be less than fifteen. 

Section 2. Provided, that the consideration of the pro- 
posed amendment may always be postponed to the next 
Annual Council by a vote of two-thirds of both orders present. 

ARTICLE XVI. 

All Constitutional enactments shall take effect from and 
after the adjournment of the Council at which they shall have 
been ratified. 



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As Reported by Committee on Canons. 



CANON I. 

LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. 

Section i. — Clergy. — It shall be theduty of the Secretary, 
before the opening of the Annual Council, to apply to the 
Ecclesiastical Authority for a correct list of the Clergy enti- 
tled to seats. Such list shall be prima facie evidence of said 
title, and from it the Secretary shall prepare the roll for the 
purpose of organization. 

SEC. 2. — Laity. — The Secretaries of the several Parish 
Vestries electing Lay Delegates to the Council shall furnish 
three certificates of said election, whereof one shall be handed 
to the Delegates elect, one shall be forwarded to the Secre- 
tary of the Council, and one to the Minister of the Parish 
where the Council is to be held, the latter two to be mailed at 
least two weeks before the time appointed for the opening of 
the session. From these certificates the Secretary shall pre- 
pare a list of Lay Delegates to be called at the opening of the 
Council; and shall insert no name upon the roll without the 
evidence of one .of said certificates, unless specially directed 
by the Council. Defective or doubtful certificates shall be 
laid aside to be acted upon after the Council shall have been 
organized. 



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CANON II. 

OPENING SERVICES. 

At the opening of each annual or special meeting of the 
Council Morning Prayer shall be said and the Holy Com- 
munion administered, during which there shall be a sermon 
by a clergyman appointed for the purpose by the Ecclesiasti- 
cal Authority of the Diocese. 

CANON III. 

RULES OF ORDER. 

The Council shall adopt Rules of Order, which shall con- 
tinue in force until altered. 

CANON IV. 

PRESIDENT. 

In absence of a Bishop competent to preside, as provided 
in Article IV, Section i of the Constitution, the chair shall 
be occupied by the President of the Council. 

CANON V. 

SECRETARY. 

The Secretary shall issue notices of all meetings of the 
Council under the direction of the Ecclesiastical Authority. 
He shall prepare the canonical list of the Clergy and Lay 
Delegates entitled to seats therein. In the absence of both 
Bishop and President he shall call the Council to order for 
the purpose of organization. He shall keep a record of its 
proceedings, under its direction, in a suitable book to be kept 



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for that purpose; shall prepare and issue its journals; shall 
preserve and have ready for reference all papers be- 
longing to the same, not specially given into other hands; 
and shall also be the Registrar of the Diocese. He is hereby 
authorized to draw upon the Treasurer for the amount of the ex- 
penses necessarily incurred from time to time in discharging 
the duties prescribed by this Canon. 

CANON VI. 

TREASURER. 

The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds or moneys 
belonging to the Diocese; shall, under the direction of the 
Council, receive, invest and disburse the same, and shall keep 
and return an account thereof to each annual meeting; and 
shall also report annually a complete list of all securities be- 
longing to the Diocese. He shall give bond for the faithful 
discharge of his duties, in such sum as the Trustees of the 
Diocese may from time to time designate, such bond to be 
approved by and deposited with the Trustees of the Diocese. 

CANON VII. 

COMMITTEES. 

Section i. The following shall be the regular Committees 
of the Council, to-wit: 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 

[1] In addition to the Standing Committee, there shall be 
annually elected the following Committees, and all perma- 
nent committees shall remain in office until their successors 
are elected or appointed, viz: An Executive Missionary Com- 



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mittee and a Church Building Committee, to consist each of 
Jive; and an Education Committee to consist of three persons 
besides the Bishop, who shall be ex officio chairman of said 
committees. 

[2] A Committee on Canons, to consist of three clergymen 
and two laymen, and a Committee on Finance, to consist of 
two clergymen and three layman, shall be annually appointed 
by the Bishop, or, in his absence, by the President of the 
Council, after opportunity has been given for presenting re- 
ports by those appointed at the previous annual meeting — not 
later than during the morning session of the second day. 

OTHER COMMITTEES. 

[3] The following committees shall be annaully appointed 
by the Bishop, or, in his absence, by the President, as soon 
as may be after opening of the Council, viz: On Elections, 
On New Parishes, and On Unfinished Business, to consist 
each of one clergyman and two laymen; and On the State of 
the Church, to consist of three clergymen and two laymen. 

Sec. 2. — Standing Committee. — The Standing Committee 
shall elect a President and Secretary from their own body. 
They shall assemble upon the call of their President, when- 
ever he may deem it necessary. He shall also summon them 
whenever required to do so by the Bishop, or by any three 
members of the Committee. In the event of a vacancy in the 
Episcopate, the President shall call a meeting within thirty 
days after knowledge of the fact. The Standing Committee 
shall hold meetings for the transaction of business on the 
third Wednesday preceding the stated times of ordination, 
and at each Council; Provided, that the committee shall not 
be required to meet except upon notice by the President. 



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They shall also report to the annual meetings of the Council 
their transactions of the preceding year. A record of all their 
official acts shall be kept by their Secretary, which shall 
always be open to the inspection of the Bishop and of the 
Council. 

Sec. 3. — Executive Missionary Committee. — The Execu- 
tive Missionary Committee shall have in charge the Mission- 
ary Funds of the Diocese, for which they shall be empowered 
to draw upon its Treasurer, the order of their chairman being 
the Treasurer's warrant. They shall receive applications for 
aid; they shall report annually to the Council their trans- 
actions during the previous year, and the condition of the 
missionary field, and shall make such recommendations for the 
future as may seem to them good. Under the direction of the 
Bishop — if there be one — they shall select the Missionaries or 
Missionary Stations to be aided, and in the absence of specific 
directions by the Council, shall make such appropriations to 
the same as may seem to them suitable. With the consent 
of the Bishop, they may appropriate moneys to Convocations, 
instead of individuals; and may leave to these Convocations, 
under the direction of the Bishop, the selection of Missiona- 
ries or Missionary Stations to be aided. 

Sec. 4. — Education Committee. — The Education Committee 
shall have charge of the Education Fund of the Diocese, with 
power, in the absence of express provisions to the contrary, 
to invest or appropriate the same as may seem to them best. 
They shall be empowered to draw upon the Treasurer of the 
Diocese for all such funds in his hands, and the order of their 
chairman shall be his warrant. They shall receive, consider 
and act upon all applications for aid in behalf of young men 
desirous to enter the Ministry of the Church. They are 
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them to the notice of the Church in any way that may seem 
best. They shall report annually to the Council their trans- 
actions of the preceding year, and the condition of the fund 
under their control, and shall make such recommendations 
for the future as may seem to them good. 

Sec. 5. — Church Building Committee. — The Church Build- 
ing Committee shall have charge of all funds contributed in 
the Diocese for the purpose of aiding feeble congregations 
within the Diocese in building or repairing churches, with 
power to invest or appropriate the same as may seem to them 
best; provided, that there shall be no appropriation of the 
funds of this committee towards any building not secured to 
the sole use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese 
of East Carolina. The Committee shall be empowered to 
draw upon the Treasurer of the Diocese for such funds as he 
may have received for church building; and the order of their 
chairman shall be his warrant. They shall report annually 
to the Council their transactions of the preceding year, and 
the condition of the fund under their control, and shall make 
such recommendations for the future as may seem to them 
good. 

Sec. 6. — Committee on Canons. — The Committee on Canons 
shall receive, consider and present to the Council all motions 
or resolutions pertaining to the Constitution, Canons and 
Rules of Order, and are competent to originate any new mat- 
ter, touching these subjects, that they shall see proper. 

The Committee on Canons may report to the Council at 
which they are appointed, or on the morning of the second 
day of the next succeeding Council. 

Sec. 7. — Committee on the State of the Chtirch. — It shall 
be the duty of the Committee on the State of the Church, 
from such materials as may be placed before them, to report 



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to the Council, at some time during its session, the condition 
of the Diocese, with such particular statements, or such re- 
commendations, as may seem to them desirable. 

Sec. 8. — Committee on Finance. — The Committee on Fi- 
nance shall audit the Treasurer's accounts. They shall have 
power to report a scale of assessments for the purpose of rais- 
ing funds required for Diocesan purposes; they may receive 
applications for the alteration of said scale, and shall have 
power to modify the same for the current year, reporting all 
such applications and their action thereon to the Council. 
They shall report to each Council the general condition of 
the several funds of the Diocese, with such deficits in the as- 
sessments as may be discoverable. They may make such 
recommendations as may seem to them desirable, and shall 
act upon all other matters relative to Diocesan property com- 
mitted to them by the Council. 

CANON VIII. 

RELIEF FUND. 

The contributions to the fund for relief of disabled clergy- 
men and widows and orphans of deceased clergymen shall 
be distributed under the direction of the Bishop. 

CANON IX. 

DEPUTIES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION. 

At each Annual Council there may, and at each Annual 
Council immediately preceding the triennial session of the 
General Convention there shall be elected four clerical and 
four lay deputies to the said General Convention, who shall 
be, in accordance with Article II. of the Constitution of the 



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General Convention, "Communicants in this Church and 
residents in the Diocese. ' ' There may also be elected four 
alternate clerical and four alternate lay deputies, subject to 
the same provisions as the original deputies above mentioned. 
The said alternate deputies shall succeed to vacancies in the 
original deputation in the order of their election as indicated 
by the number of votes cast for each, and in case of the same 
number of votes having been cast for two or more in either 
order, precedence shall be given to the clerical alternates in 
the order of official, and to the lay alternates in the order of 
personal seniority ; and the Secretary shall insert the names 
of the alternates in this order upon the Journal. 

Deputies elect to the General Convention, finding them- 
selves unable to attend, shall, four weeks at least before the 
time of meeting, give notice to the first alternate of the same 
order. Should said alternate be unable to attend he shall 
give immediate notice to the next upon the list of the same 
order with himself. Should either of said alternates receive 
two or more of such notices, he shall, according to the cir- 
cumstances, transmit said notices to one or more of the alter- 
nates who follow him, and in the order in which they come. 

CANON X. 

TRUSTEES OF THE DIOCESE. 

Section i. The Bishop, or when there is no Bishop, the 
President of the Standing Committee shall, ex officio, with 
two laymen to be elected by the Council, constitute a Board 
of Trustees for the Church in this Diocese, and shall be 
authorized to hold the property of the Diocese not otherwise 
provided for; and in absence of instructions by the Council 
they shall also, from time to time, give directions to the 



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Treasurer in regard to the care and investment of the perma- 
nent and unappropriated funds of the Diocese in his hands. 
SEC. 2. Whenever the title to real property in any Parish 
is vested in the Trustees of the Diocese for the benefit of the 
Parish the said Trustees shall have the power to convey said 
property upon the written request of the Vestry of such Parish 
if, in the opinion of said Trustees, it be advisable so to do; 
but if, in their opinion, it is not advisable to make such con- 
veyance, they shall report the facts to the next Council. 

CANON XL 

ORGANIZATION OE PARISHES AND MISSION STATIONS. 

Section i. A new Parish may, upon application, be ad- 
mitted into union with the Council, if duly organized ac- 
cording to the requirements set forth in the following section 
of this Canon, and if, in the judgment of the Council (upon 
the favorable report of a committee appointed for the purpose 
of enquiry into the case), the Parish gives promise of such 
sufficient strength as will enable it permanently to maintain 
its organization. 

Sec. 2. The requirements for the organization of a new 
Parish shall be — 

First. To obtain the written consent of the Ecclesiastical 
Authority. 

Second. If within the limits of some already existing Parish 
or Parishes, to obtain the written consent of the Rector or 
Rectors of said Parishes. 

Third. To assume a suitable name and elect a Vestry, as 
prescribed in Canon XII on Parochial Elections. 

Fourth. To provide a book with a caption for the signatures 
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the Constitution and Canons of the General Convention and 
of this Diocese, as directed in Article X, Section 3 of the 
Constitution of this Diocese. 

And every new Parish applying for admission into union 
with the Council, shall present satisfactory evidence that all 
the above requirements have been duly complied with. 

SEC. 3. Any Missionary Station outside the limits of an 
already existing Parish may be organized by the Bishop at 
his discretion. 

The Bishop may appoint, upon the organization of the 
Mission, a Church Warden, a Clerk and Treasurer (if he 
deems it expedient, combining any two of these offices in one 
person) which officers shall thereafter be elected by the con- 
gregation annually in Baster week, after public notice of the 
election previously given. These officers shall, as far as pos- 
sible, discharge the duties belonging to their respective offices 
in regularly incorporated Parishes, and they shall retain their 
offices until their successors are duly elected. The congrega- 
tion of any organized Missionary Station, either without 
or within the limits of an already existing Parish, may appoint 
from their number a delegate to the Council, who shall be 
admitted to a seat, and to a participation in its deliberations, 
without the right of voting. The appointment of such dele- 
gate shall be certified by the Clerk of the Mission. 

CANON XII. 

PAROCHIAL ELECTIONS. 

Section i. — Vestry. — Upon Baster Monday, unless some 
other day has been specified by the Vestry, each Parish shall 
annually elect, from among the baptized members of the 
Parish in good moral standing, a Vestry of not less than three 



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nor more than twelve persons. But in the event, at any 
time, of an omission to elect, or of a refusal of the Vestry 
elect to serve, the Vestry last chosen shall hold over until 
another election shall be held. 

SEC. 2. — Wardens. — Each Vestry shall annually elect a 
Senior and a Junior Warden from among their own number, 
the former upon nomination by the Rector. If there be no 
Rector the election shall proceed without such nomination. 

SEC. 3. — Duties of Wardens. — In the absence of the Rector 
the Wardens shall preside in all meetings of the Vestry or 
congregation in the order of their official seniority. As rep- 
resentatives of the Vestry, they shall (subject to its directions 
and in consistency with the rights of the Rector) have charge 
of the church building, and shall see that it be kept from all 
secular uses, and from all uses inconsistent with the doctrines 
or discipline of the Protestant Episcopal Church ; and, so far 
as possible, in good repair, as becometh the house of God. 
They shall see that it be prepared for public worship, and 
that order be preserved during the same; that suitable books 
and vestments be provided for the services, and, when neces- 
sary, the elements and vessels for the Holy Communion. 

SEC. 4. — Treasurer. — In the absence of any other appoint- 
ment the Junior Warden shall act as Treasurer of the Parish. 

SEC. 5. — Vestry Meetings in Certain Cases. — Should the 
Rector refuse to call a meeting of the Vestry it shall be com- 
petent to the Wardens, or any three of the Vestry, to call one: 
Provided, that the Rector shall have due notice of the same. 

CANON XIII. 

CAEE OF A MINISTER. 

When there is no Rector the Vestry shall have power to 
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his support. But if he prefer to rely upon the voluntary con- 
tributions of the people, he shall be entitled to do so; and the 
Vestry shall not have the power to tax the sittings for that 
purpose without his consent. The Rector shall not have 
power to appoint a permanent assistant without the consent 
of the Vestry. 

CANON XIV. 

LEGAL POWERS OF THE VESTRY. 

The Vestry shall be the Trustees of the Parish; shall have 
charge of all the secular concerns thereof; shall hold the 
property belonging thereto, and shall be authorized to collect, 
invest or disburse its funds. 

CANON XV. 

DISSOLUTIONS OF PARISHES. 

In case of the dissolution of a Parish, the property belong- 
ing to the same shall vest in the Trustees of the Diocese, in 
trust for the interests of the Church in the said late Parish, 
and shall, upon the bona fide reorganization of said Parish, 
be reconveyed to the same. 

CANON XVI. 

CONVOCATIONS. 

Section i. The Diocese shall be divided into three Mis- 
sionary Convocations (the boundaries of which shall be made 
by the Convocations, with the consent of the Bishop), to be 
styled the Convocations "of the Albemarle," "of the Pam- 
lico" and "of the Cape Fear." 

Sec. 2. The Convocations shall be organized under the di- 
rection of the Bishop, who shall preside in them when present. 



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Each Convocation shall have a Dean, to be appointed annually 
by the Bishop, on nomination by the Convocation. The 
Dean shall perform such duties as may be assigned him by 
the Bishop or Convocation, and shall report to the Council, 
through the Bishop, at each annual session, concerning the 
work in his Convocation. 

Sec. 3. Each Convocation shall meet at least twice during 
the year, and shall consist of the Clergy, who reside, or are 
engaged in pastoral work within its limits, and of lay com- 
municants from each Parish or Mission, to be chosen accord- 
ing to rules adopted by the Convocation. 

CANON XVII. 

REGISTRATION, REPORTS, ETC. 

Section i. — Private and Parish Registers. — It is hereby 
ordered that each Clergyman of this Church shall keep a reg- 
ister of all the baptisms, marriages, confirmations and 
funerals solemnized by him, as well as of all the baptisms, 
marriages, confirmations and funerals within his Parish, or 
Cure, specifying the names of the persons in each instance, 
the parentage and date of birth of those baptized, with the 
names of their sponsors or witnesses, and the time when each 
rite is performed, which register shall be transcribed at least 
once in each month into a book to be provided for the pur- 
pose by the Vestry of the Parish. 

Sec. 2. — List of Communicants, etc. — It shall also be the 
duty of each Clergyman to keep a list of the communicants 
within his Cure, and, so far as practicable, of all the families 
and adult persons within the same, to remain for the use of 
his successor. 

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each Clergyman shall report to the Bishop all his official acts 
from the close of his last report up to the Monday preceding 
the Annual Council, and all information concerning the state 
of his Parish, according to the following form, specifying the 
place of all his official acts outside his Cure: 

REPORT OF 



.Parish. 
.Rector. 



Number of families 

Whole number of souls 

Baptism s— Infants 

Adults 

Total 

Confirmations 

Communicants-Added by removal 

Added by admission 

Whole number added 

Removed 

Died 

Withdrawn 

Suspended . 

Whole number lost 

Present number 

Marriages 

Burials 

Public services — On Sundays 

Other days 

Holy Communion — Number times administered public 

" " " private.... 

Sunday-schools — Number 

No. Teachers — Males...; females...; total. 

Other officers 

Scholars — Males ; females ; total 

Parish Schools — Number of. 

Number of teachers 

Other officers 

Scholars — Males ; females ; total. 

Other Parochial institutions 



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CONTRIBUTIONS— WITHIN THE DIOCESE. 

Parochial — Communion alms 

Missions 

Rector's salary 

Parish expenses 

Miscellaneous 



Total 

Diocesan — Bishop's salary 

Diocesan Mission. 
Miscellaneous , 



Total. 



CONTRIBUTIONS— WITHOUT THE DIOCESE. 

Domestic Missions 

Colored people 

Indian 

Foreign 

Miscellaneous 



Total 

A ggregate. 



Churches — Number. 

Chapels 

Sittings in churches. 
Sittings in chapels... 
Rectory 



Estimated value of church or chapel 

rectory 

" other church property. 

Total 



Am ount o f indebtedness on church property., 



REMARKS. 



SEC. 4. — Reading of said Reports. — The said reports, or 
such parts of the same as may be designated, with the ap- 
proval of the Bishop, may be read to the Council, and shall 
be entered upon the Journal thereof. 

SEC 5. — Report by Wardens. — In the case of a Parish 
without a Pastor, it shall be the duty of the Wardens to make 
the Parochial Report required by this Canon. 



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Sec. 6. — Communicants to be Reported. — In making the 
above reports all communicants who have not withdrawn or 
been repelled by the proper authority shall be included. 

CANON XVIII. 

SALARIES, COMPENSATIONS, &C. 

Section i. The salary of the Bishop of the Diocese is 
hereby fixed, as heretofore, at two thousand fivehundred 
dollars per annum, to be paid by the Treasurer out of the 
funds in his hands for that purpose. 

Sec 2. — Officers of the Council, etc. — The Secretary, the 
Treasurer, the clerical members of the Diocesan Council, and 
the members of the Standing Committee of the Diocese, of 
the Finance Committee and of the Committee on Canons, in 
actual attendance upon the duly called meetings of the bodies 
to which they severally belong, shall be entitled to have their 
necessary expenses incurred by such attendance paid out of 
the funds of the Diocese ; and the Treasurer of the Diocese is 
hereby directed to pay the same upon the personal applica- 
tion (by letter or otherwise) of said parties, accompanied by 
a certificate of the amount actually and necessarily expended 
in each instance. But no Clergyman who comes to the 
Council after the first day of its session, or leaves before its 
adjournment, shall be entitled to the provisions of this section, 
without the special action of the Council. 

Sec. 3. — Clerical Deputies. — Each Clerical Deputy to the 
General Convention, actually attending the same, shall be 
entitled to have his necessary expenses, incurred by such at- 
tendance, paid out of the funds of the Diocese. And the 
Treasurer is hereby directed to pay the same upon his appli- 
cation. 



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CANON XIX. 

ASSESSMENTS. 

The assessments laid upon the Parishes for the support of 
the Episcopate and the current expenses of the Diocese shall 
be payable in quarterly instalments, on or before the first 
days of July, October, January and April, in each year. And 
in case of the failure of any Parish to meet promptly the pay- 
ment so required, it shall be the duty of the Treasurer to 
make a demand for the same from the delinquent Parish. 

CANON XX. 

COLLECTIONS FOR DIOCESAN FUNDS. 

Section i. It shall be the duty of every Clergyman of the 
Diocese to make collections monthly, if practicable — at least 
quarterly — in the Parish or Parishes under his charge, in aid 
of the Current Missionary Fund of the Diocese, and to make 
collections in the same, at least once in each year, in aid of 
the Education Fund, the Church Building Fund and the Re- 
lief Fund of the Diocese. . 

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of some proper officer of each 
Parish to remit promptly to the Treasurer of the Diocese the 
the amounts collected as herein provided. 

CANON XXL 

PERMANENT EPISCOPAL FUND. 

The principal of the Permanent Episcopal Fund, with all 
additions to the same, which may from time to time be re- 
ceived, shall remain intact, and only the income shall be ap- 
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The Treasurer is hereby dire6ted to add to the principal 
from time to time all the surplus remaining from the amounts 
received by assessment or otherwise, for the support of the 
Episcopate and the contingent expenses of the Diocese, after 
payment of the Bishop's salary and contingent expenses 

CANON XXII. 

PERMANENT MISSIONARY FUND. 

Section i. When any funds shall be contributed or col- 
ledled for a Permanent Missionary Fund the amount shall be 
invested and only the interest thereof shall be applied to cur- 
rent missionary expenses. 

3EC. 2. Any surplus which may remain from the amounts 
received for current missionary expenses, whether by interest 
upon the permanent fund aforesaid, by assessment or other- 
wise, after payment of such current missionary expenses, shall 
be added to the permanent fund aforesaid. 

CANON XXIII. 

CLERGY LIABLE TO MISSIONARY DUTY. 

All Clergymen of the Diocese receiving aid from its mis- 
sionary funds shall be liable to perform such missionary duties 
within the Diocese, as may be prescribed by the Bishop, and 
the amount of compensation therefor shall be fixed from time 
to time by the Executive Missionary Committee. 

CANON XXIV. 

TRIAL OF CLERGYMEN. 

Section i. — The Presentment. — Any Clergyman shall be 
liable to presentment and trial for false doctrine, immorality, 



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disorderly conduct, violation of the rubrics, of the Constitu- 
tion or Canons of the Church in the United States, or of the 
Constitution or Canons of the Church in this Diocese. 

Such presentment shall be made by the Vestry of the Parish 
in which said Clergyman has charge, or in which he resides, 
or by at least three male communicants of the Diocese, of full 
age, or by two or more Presbyters, who shall have been canon- 
ically resident therein for one year. 

But no presentment shall be made in any case of any 
offence alleged to have been committed more than three years 
before the date of the presentment: Provided, that if the accused 
be convicted of the alleged offence in a civil court, present- 
ment may still be made within one year after said conviction. 

Said presentment shall be made to the Bishop in writing, 
with the names of the presenters subscribed, and shall dis- 
tinctly declare, with all reasonable specification of time and 
circumstances, the nature of the offence or offences with which 
the said Clergyman may be charged. 

Sec. 2. — Public Rumor. — But although no such present- 
ment be made, if public rumor charge any Clergyman with 
the commission of any of the offences above enumerated, the 
Bishop shall appoint two or more Presbyters to investigate 
the truth of such rumor, and if such investigation prove ad- 
verse to the Clergyman so charged, the said Presbyters shall 
make the presentment as above, according to the forms and 
regulations there provided. 

The presenters shall, in all cases, assume the responsibility 
of conducting the prosecution. 

Sec. 3. — Service of Presentment — Constitution of Court. — 
Should the Bishop be of opinion, from the nature of the 
charge or charges made, that the presentment contains suffi- 



124 SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Canons, as Reported by Committee on Canons. 



cient grounds for proceeding to trial, he shall cause a copy 
thereof to be forthwith sent to the accused. He shall then 
give notice to the Standing Committee, who thereupon shall 
select seven Presbyters, actually and canonically resident in 
the Diocese, from whom the President of the Standing Com- 
mittee shall, in writing, call upon the accused to elect; three. 
But in case the accused refuse or neglect to make such elec- 
tion within ten days after due notice as aforesaid, the Stand- 
ing Committee shall make the said election. 

The three Presbyters so elected shall constitute a court for 
the trial of the accused, and shall have all powers necessary 
for the due conducting of the said trial. 

Sec. 4. — Lay Assessor. — Ths Bishop shall appoint a mem- 
ber of the legal profession, who shall also be a communicant 
of the Church, as Assesor to the Court, to advise the Court, if 
requested, upon all questions of law which may arise during 
the trial. 

Sec. 5. — Time and Place of Trial and Notice Thereof. — The 
Bishop shall appoint a time and place of trial, and shall give 
at least thirty days' notice of the same to the members of the 
Court, the Assessor, the Presenters, and the Accused; at 
which time and place the Witnesses also shall be notified to 
attend. 

SEC. 6. — Assembling of Cotirt and Record of Proceedings. — 
The Court shall assemble at the time and place appointed, 
and shall proceed to examine fully the charges, and shall 
keep an accurate record of all their proceedings and of the 
evidence. 

Sec. 7. — Nature of Evidence and How Given. — No charge 
shall be considered as established unless proved by two wit- 
nesses, or by one witness and corroborating circumstances. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 1 25 



JS80.] Canons, as Reported by Committee on Canons. 

Testimony may be given orally before the court, or in 
writing, upon interrogatories and cross interrogatories, to be 
previously filed with the Secretary or Registrar of the Court. 
Any one or more of the witnesses may be examined on oath 
or affirmation, on the requisition of either party. 

Sec. 8. — Decision of the Court and the Sentence. — A unani- 
mous vote of the Court, on one or more of the charges, shall 
be necessary to the conviction of the accused ; and if their decis- 
ion be adverse to the accused, they shall proceed to determine 
the kind and degree of punishment commensurate, in their 
opinion, with the offence or offences committed. They shall 
transmit to the Bishop, under their hand, the record of their 
proceedings. The judgment of the Bishop on such decisions 
shall be final, except that he shall have no power to increase 
the punishment recommended by the Court. 

Sec. 9. — Suspension, or any heavier sentence, shall, ipso 
facto, sever the connection of the Clergyman with his Parish. 

SEC. 10. — The Record to be Filed. — The record provided 
for in the sixth section of this Canon, together with the 
Bishop's sentence endorsed, shall be preserved among the 
papers of the Diocese. 

Sec. 11. — Notices. — For the purpose of any notice provided 
for by this Canon, it shall be sufficient to serve it either per- 
sonally or by leaving a copy thereof at the last, place of resi- 
dence of the accused. 

Sec. 12. — Confession of an Offence. — When a Clergyman 
shall make confession to the Bishop of the commission of any 
of the offences enumerated in the first section of this Canon, 
the Bishop shall proceed to inflict such eeclesiastical censure 
or punishment upon the Clergyman so confessing as he (the 
Bishop) shall think right. 



126 SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION 



Canons, as Reported by Committee on Canons. May, 

Sec. 13. — Renunciation of False Doctrine. — In the case of 
any accusation of false doctrine, a renunciation of the same, 
to the satisfaction of the Bishop, shall stay all further pro- 
ceedings. 

CANON XXVII. 

JOURNALS OF THE COUNCIL. 

The Secretary shall, each year, preserve thirty copies of 
the Journal for the use of the members of the next ensuing 
Council. 



Diocese of East Carolina. 



Appendix B. 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

For Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 1885. 



Appendix B. 
TREASURERS REPORT 

FOR FISCAL YEAR, ENDING MARCH 31, 1S85. 



The Treasurer herewith respectfully presents, in accordance with Canon 
YII, a complete list of all the Securities in his hands belonging to the 
Diocese, and also his Annual Accounts of the several current Funds, showing 
the following credit balances at the close of the fiscal year 1884-85, viz: 

Diocesan Missions $ 551 96 

Relief Fund 218 65 

Education Fund 196 70 

Church Building Fund 61 41 

Permanent Episcopal Fund 708 88 

Fund for Education of Children of Deceased Clergymen 233 91 

Clergy Relief Fund — (for Relief of Disabled Clergymen and 

Widows and Orphans of Deceased Clergymen) 272 39 

Total cash in hand $2, 243 90 

A surplus of $747 87 remaining from the receipts of the year for the Cur- 
rent Episcopal and Contingent Fund has been added to the Permanent 
Episcopal Fund, as directed by Canon XXII. 

The Treasurer has also had the pleasure of receiving and transmitting the 
sum of $49 48 for the Theological Department of the University oe 
The South, contributed as follows, viz: 

From St. James', Wilmington $17 48 

through Bishop Watson 5 00 

" St. Paul's, Edenton, through Bishop Watson 6 00 

" Mr. Iredell Johnston, " " " 1000 

" A Member of St. John's, Wilmington, thro' Bishop Watson 1 00 

" A Member of St. Peter's, Gates co., " " " 5 00 

" Mr. Angus Shaw, Shoe Heel, " " " 5 00 



Respectfully submitted, 



A. J. DeROSSET, 
Treasurer. 



treasurer's report for fiscal year 1884-85. 



LIST OF SECURITIES BELONGING TO THE DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA, 

In Hands of Treasurer April 1, 1885. 



For Account of the Permanent Episcopal Fund. 

Par Value 
Nos. 1545, 1565, \ 4 Bonds of the North Carolina R. R. Co., 8s, 

1566, 1567, J payable Nov. 1, 1888, $500 each $ 2,000 00 

No. 1861, 1 Bond North Carolina State 4s, paj'able 1910 1,000 00 

Nos. 72, 97, 98, 3 Bonds City of Wilmington, Gold 8s, payable 

1892, $500 each. 1,50000 

No. 85, 1 Bond City of Wilmington (currency 8s), paya- 
ble 1887 1,000 00 

Nos. 166, 167,168"! 5 Bonds City of Wilmington (currency 8s) 

169,246] $100 each, payable 1887 50000 

No. 254, 1 Bond City of Wilmington (currency 8) 1,00000 

No. 324, 1 " " " payable 1888 " 200 00 

Nos. 53 to 59, 7 " " " " 1897 (currency 6s), 

$500 each 3,500 00 

Nos. 320 and 321, 2 Bonds City of Wilmington, payable 1897 (cur- 
rency 6s), $100 each 20000 

Nos. 90 and 93, 2 New Hanover County Bonds, payable 1887, 

$100 each 200 00 

No. 119, 1 Craven County Bond, payable 1909, 6s 500 00 

Bond and Mortgage J. W. Barnes, dated Dec. 12, 1882, 8 per ct 300 00 

" " J. H. and M. L. Boatwright, dated June 7, '83, 

8 per 61 1,500 00 

W. L. De Rosset, dated June 28, 1882, 8 per ct 1,200 00 
" W. B. McKoy, dated April 6, 1883, 8 per 61... 1,00000 
W. B. McKoy, dated Nov. 26, 1883, 8 per 61... 500 00 
Certificate No. 3477, July 25, 1884, 25 shares Capital Stock in Wil- 
mington & Weldon Railroad Company 2,500 00 

All the above Securities were received June 19, 1884, in the division of 
property by the Joint Committee of the two Dioceses, except that the 
City of Wilmington 8 per cent. Bond of $1,000, No. 85, was purchased July 
7, 1884, at 102 per cent., and paid for in Bonds of same class received in the 
division, viz: No. 3 and 219 of $100 each, and No. 208 of $300, say $500 in 
Bonds at 102 per cent., and $510 in cash — thus increasing the amount of 
Bonds now on hand by $500 at par value. 

By reference to the Current Account of the Permanent Episcopal Fund for 
the past fiscal year it will be seen that there is an uninvested amount now in 
hand of $788 08, derived mainly from the surplus of the Current Episcopal 
and Contingent Fund. 



APPENDIX B. 



For Account of the Fund for Education of Children of Deceased 

Clergymen. 
Received in the division of property as above, June 19, 1884, viz: 
Nos. 61 and 62, 2 Craven Co. Bonds, payable 1909, 6s, $500 each... $1, 000 00 
Nos. 1096 to 1 105, 10 Craven County Bonds, as above, $25 each 250 00 



Clergy Relief Fund — For Relief of Disabled Clergymen, and 
Widows and Orphans of Deceased Clergymen. 
This fund consists of one-half interest in a judgment against Mr. 
John Wilkes, recorded in Mecklenburg county, N. C, on a Note of 
$1,510 56 with interest at 8 per cent, from March 20, 1872, on which 
payments have been made as follows : $131 20, Jan. 22, 1875; $1 99, 
Feb. 14, 1882; $200, Dec. 20, 1882; $150, Nov. 12, 1883; $100, Feb. 16, 
1884; $100, Feb. 12, 1885. Total payments $683 19 on account of 
Note, leaving a balance of principal, besides interest, of $827 37, in 
which each of the two new Dioceses has an equal interest, our half, 
without estimating the interest, being $413 68 



treasurer's report for fiscal year 1884— '85. 



Dr. Diocese of East Carolina, for the Current Episcopal and Contingent Fund, 



To paid the following clergymen, expenses attending Con- 
vention at Washington, May, 1884, viz: 

Rev. S. S. Barber !$ 3 oojRev. Thos. B. Haughton 

" C. O. Brady j 11 70I " Jos. C. Huske, D. D. 

" Jas. Carmichael,D.D 15 20j " Jno. Kiernan 

" Luther Eborn | 550! " H. S. McDuffey 



Paid Rev. John Kiernan, expenses atttending Primary 

Convention at Newbern, December, 1883 

" Rev. N. Harding, bill of Expenses incurred by him as 

Secretary 

Printing Treasurer's Report April, 1884 

" Journals of Prima^ and First Annual Con- 
ventions, Dec, '83, and May, '84 

Cost of distribution of Journals 

Printing Tabular Statement and Circulars 



Travelling expenses of members of Standing Com 
rnittee 

Ditto of members of Joint Committee on Division of 
Funds of old Diocese 

Record Book for Trustees of Diocese 

Registering Deed from St. James' Parish, Wilming 
ton, to Trustees of Diocese 

Diocese of North Carolina one-half of debit balance of 
this acc't to Dec. 12, 1883, in settlement between 
Treasurers, July, 1884 

Less amount due this Diocese for receipts from Dec. 
12, 1883, to June 19, 1884 



5 00 
19 70 

7 50 
14 20 



22 00 

179 20 

11 25 

12 50 



613 25 
393 40 



Salary of Bishop from April 17, 1884, to March 31, 

1885, $2,500 per year I 2390 41 

Less am't charged in Treasurer's acc't of April, '84... 312 50 

Postage, telegrams, &c 

Treasurer's commission on receipts, $3,435 74, less] 
$422 96 from Diocese of North Carolina, say on 
$3,012 78, 5 per cent 

Balance transferred to credit of Permanent Episcopal 
Fund 



$ 81 80 

3 50 
18 00 



224 95 



49 45 



10 53 
50 



219 85 



2077 


9i 


9 


99 


150 


64 


747 


87 



! $3595 99 



APPENDIX B. 



In Account with A J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for the Fiscal Year l884-'85. Cr. 



By Balance per Account to April, 1884 

' ' Amount from Parishes and Congregations, as per Tab- 
ular Statement 

" Donation from Mrs. Samuel Johnston 

" Income from the Permanent Episcopal Fund from date 

of Organization of the Diocese, Dec. 12, 1883, to 

April r, 1885, viz: 
" Coupons for July, '84, and Jan., '85, of $1,000 North 

Carolina State 4 percent. Bond 

" Coupons for July, '84, of $3,700 City of Wilmington 8s.. 
for Jan., '85, of 4,200 " " 8s.. 

" for July, '84, and Jan., '85, of $3,700 City of 

Wilmington 6s 

" Coupons Sept., '84, and March, '85, $200 County of 

New Hanover 6s 

" Coupons Nov., '84, of $2,000 North Carolina R. R. 8s. 
" Dividends for July, '84, and Jan., '85, 4 per cent, each 

on 25 Shares W. & W. Railroad Company 

" Interest on Bonds and Mortgages, viz: 

Of W. B. McKoy, for $1,000, 6 mos. to Oct. 6, '84.. 
for $500, 1 year to Nov. 26, '84.. 

Of J. H. & M. L. Boatwright, $1,500, 1 year to De 
cember 6, '84 

Of J. W. Barnes, for $300, 1 year to Dec. 12, 'S4 

Of W. L. DeRosset, for$i,20o, 1 year to Dec. 29, 'S4 
" Amount from Treasurer of Diocese of North Carolina, 

our portion of receipts, for this Account, in his 

hands to July 28, '84 



Interest on deposit of uninvested funds to April 1, '85.. 



!$ i49 25 

j 1787 75 
5 00 



40 00 
148 00 
168 00 

222 00 

1 

I 

12 OOj 

80 00 



40 00 
40 00 

120 00 
24 00 
96 00 



422 96 



1612 96 

4i 03 



$3595 99 



treasurer's report for fiscal year 1884— '85. 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for Diocesan Missions, 



To am't paid appropriations by the Executive Missionary 
Committee, viz: 



Rev. S. S. Barber 

" L> Eborn 

" T. B. Haughton... 

" I. Harding 

" N. C. Hughes, D.D 



$100 00 Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr. 

100 00 " N. E. Price 

100 00! " Charles Stewart... 
60 ooj " R. B. Windley 

100 00! 



Treasurer's commission on receipts, $1, 180 10, less $45 13 
from Diocese of North Carolina, say on $1,134 97 at 
5 per cent 

Balance to New Account 



50 00 

50 00 

25 00 

100 00 



'685 85 



56 75 
55i 96 



$1293 71 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Relief Fund, 



To paid Bishop Watson for distribution 

" Treasurer's commission on receipts, $89 92, at 5 per c~t.. 
" Balance carried to new Account 



$ 70 00 

4 49 

218 65 



$293 14 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Education Fund, 



To paid am't appropriated by the Committee to Mr. H. 

Hobart Barber 

" Treasurer's commission on receipts, $69 92, at 5 per c~t„ 
" Balance carried to New Account 



$ 50 


00 


3 


50 


196 


70 



APPENDIX B. 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for the Fiscal Year 1884-'85. Cr. 



By balance of account to April, 1884 „ I 

" am't received from Treasurer of Diocese of North Caro-j 

lina in settlement of accounts July 28, '84 

" collection at Convention May 14, 1884 ' 23 95 

" am't received from Parishes and Congregations, per 

Tabular Statement j 457 69 

" am't from Bishop Watson, collections at Visitations, as 

per Tabular Statement 498 S3 

" Donation from Wilmington Branch of the Woman's 

Auxiliary Society 100 00 

" Donation from a member of Christ Church Parish of 

Newbern, through Rev. Mr. Shields 50 00 

" Donation from Mr. E. B. Cromartie of Bladen county,' 



^113 61 

45 13 



through Rev. Dr. Huske. 



1885. 
April 1. By Balance. 



4 50 1 134 97 
:|i293 71 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset Treasurer, Fiscal Year 1884-'85. 



Cr. 



By balance per Account April, 1884 

" amount from Treasurer of Diocese of North Carolina, 

in settlement of accounts to July 28, 1 884 

" from Parishes and Congregations, per Tab'r Statement 



1885. 
April 1. By Balance. 



53 49 

149 73 
89 92 

$293 14 



$218 65 



In Account with A. J, DeRosset, Treasurer, Fiscal Year 1884-'85 

By balance per Account April, 1884 

" amount from Treasurer of Diocese of North Carolina in 

settlement of accounts toJuly28, 1885 

amount from Parishes and Congregations, per Tabular 
Statement 

1885. 
April 1. By Balance .- 



Cr. 



1 


$ 25 77 


! 


154 5i 


1 


69 92 


1 
1 


#250 20 


1 


$196 70 



TREASURER'S REPORT EOR FISCAL YEAR- 1884-85. 



DR. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for Acc't of the Church Building Fund, 



To paid appropriation by Committee to St. James' Church, 

Pan tego 

Treasurer's commission on receipts, $57 Si, at 5 per cY 
Balance carried forward 



34 29 

2 89 

61 41 



$98 59 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina for the Permanent Episcopal Fund, 



To paid C. E. Johnson, Treasurer Diocese of North Caroli- 
na, to equalize division of Securities, by order of 

the Joint Committee 

" paid for one Bond of City of Wilmington, of $1,000, at 

8 per 61. interest, 102 per c"t 

Less 2 Bonds, No. 3 and 219, of same class, of $100 
each, and 1 bond No. 208, same class, of $300, 
say 3 bonds for $500 given in part payment of above 
at 102 per 6t 



paid Treasurer's commissions on receipts, $117 14, at 

5 per 61... 

Balance carried forward 



$1020 00 



$85 00 



510 ooi 510 00 



5 85 
708 88 



^1309 73 



Dr. Diocese of East Carolina, Fund for Education Children of Dec'd Clergymen, 



To am't carried forward. 



$233 91 
$233 91 



Dr. Diocese of East Carolina, for Acct. of the Clergy Relief Fund (for Relief of 

In Account with A. J. De Rosset, Treasurer, 



To am't carried forward. 



$272 39 



#272 39 



treasurer's supplementary report to may 15, 1885. 13 



Appendix B-II. 



lh£©asm£©£*si ©mppleaa&ffitairjF K©p©rt t© May ig„ 1S85. 



The Treasurer respectfully reports the following receipts to this date, since 
closing his Accounts to the end of the past fiscal year, viz: 

For the Current Episcopal and Contingent Fund, 

From St. Peter's, Washington $50 00 

" Grace Church, Bertie 72 00 

'" St. John's, Makeleyville 263 

" St. Stephen's, Goldsboro 44 00 

" South Mills 1 00 

" St. Paul's, Greenville 7 50 

" Grace Church, Plymouth 21 00 

" Christ Church, Newbern 50 00 

" Christ Church, Elizabeth City 31 01 

" Trinity, Beaufort county 5 00 

" Holy Trinity, Hertford 57 20 

" St. Cyprian's, Newbern 5 00 

" St. John's, Pitt county 40 00 

" St. Paul's, Vanceboro 4 75 

" St. John's, Beaufort county 17 78 

" St. Thomas', Bath 17 So 

" Zion, Beaufort county 58 

For Diocesan Missions. 

From St. James' Sunday School, Wilmington #2 00 

" St. John's, Makeleyville 5 00 

" Trinity, Beaufort county '. 1 37 

" St. Paul's, Greenville 5 65 

" St. Paul's, Vanceboro 5S 

" Zion, Beaufort county 47 

" Collections by Bishop 73 53 



14 APPENDIX B II. 



For the Relief Fund. 

From St. Martin's, Hamilton $2 27 

" St. John's, Fayetteville 684 

" St. Paul's, Wilmington 7 20 

" St. Paul's, Edenton 1 50 

" St. Thomas', Bath 1 00 

For the Education Fund. 

From St. Paul's, Greenville $4 65 

" Trinity, Beaufort county 81 

" St. Paul's, Vanceboro 1 12 

" St. Thomas', Bath 92 

For the Church Building Fund. 

From St. Paul's, Greenville $2 90 

" St. Paul's, Wilmington 7 20 

" Mission at Aurora 1 81 



APPENDIX B 



In Acc't with A, J De Rosset, Treas'r, for Fiscal Year ending March 31, '85. Cr. 



By Balance per Account to April, 1884 

" amount received from Treasurer of Diocese of North 

Carolina in settlement of accounts to July 28, 1884..' 
" amount from Parishes and Congregations, per Tabular 

Statement ... 



April 1. By Balance. 



#21 


29 


19 


49 


57 


Si 


#98 


59 


Sol 


4i 



In Acc't with A. J, DeRosset, Treas'r, for Fiscal Year ending March 31, '85. Cr. 



By am't from Treasurer of Diocese of North Carolina in 
settlement of Accounts to July 28, 18S4 

" am't from St. James' Parish — rent collected for the 
Episcopal Residence — credited to this Acc't by or- 
der of the Trustees of the Diocese 

" am't from Rev. E. Wooten, Special Agent, one-half of 
^50 collected by him 

" one-half off 50 collected from B. Gleaves of Wilmington, 
in payment of his notes given for this Fund 

" Donation from Miss S. A. Eborn 

" am't of Balance of Current Episcopal and Contingent 
Fund to April 1, 1885 



#444 7: 



1885. 
April 1. By Balance. 



66 


14 


25 


CO 


25 


00 


1 


00 


747 


S7 


Si 309 


73 


#708 


88 



In Acc't with A, J. De Rosset, Treas'r, for Fiscal Year ending March 31, '85, Cr. 



By amount received from Treasurer of Diocese of North 
Carolina, in settlement of Accounts July 28, 1884... 



1885. 
April 1. By Balance. 



#233 91 
#233 91 
#233 91 



Disabled Clergymen, and Widows and Orphans of Deceased Clergymen) 
for Fiscal Year ending March 31, 1885. 



By am't rec'd from Treasurer of Diocese of North Carolina 

in settlement of Accounts July 28, 1884 

" am't rec'd Feb. 14, 1885, from R. H. Battle, Esq., one- 
half of #100 collected by him from Mr. John Wilkes 
on acc't of judgment in favor of the old Diocese 



1885. 
April 1. By Balance. 



Cr. 



#222 39 

50 00 
#272 39 
#272 39 



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JOURNAL 



OF THE 



Third Annual Convention 



OF THK 



Protestant Episcopal Church 



Diocese of East Carolina, 



HELD IN 



ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, GOLDSBORO, 



ON THE 



26th, 27TH and 28TH of May, A. D. 1886. 



WILMINGTON, N. C: 

WM. t,- DE ROSSET, JR., PRINTER AND BINDFIR. 
1 886. 



DIOCKSE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



May, 1880. Officers of the Convention. . Standing Committee, 



J)iott$i off 'Jbt$l ©arofitm. 



BISHOP, AND EX OFFICIO CHAIRMAN OF THE CONVENTION : 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Wilmington. 



A. D. 1886. 

PRESIDENT OF THE CONVENTION : 

The Rev. E. M. Forbes, Beaufort, N. C. 

SECRETARY '. 

The Rev Nathaniel Harding, Washington, N. C. 

TREASURER : 

Armand J. DeRosset, M. D., Wilmington, N. C. 

HISTORIOGRAPHER : 

Coe. James G. Burr, Wilmington, N. C. 

STANDING COMMITTEE: 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., A. J. DeRosset, M. D. 
The Rev. Thomas M. Ambler, John Hughes. 

The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D., 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committees, Trustees, &c. [May 



EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE : 



The Rev. N. Harding, E. S. Hoyt, 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, G. H. Roberts, 

John S. Long. 



COMMITTEE ON CANONS. 



The Rev. J. C. Hnske, D. D., Dr. A. J. DeRosset, 

The Rev. T. M. Ambler, Maj. John Hughes. 

The-Rev. J. M. Hillyar, 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE : 



The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., George H. Roberts, 

The Rev. James Carmiehael, D. D. , William Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 



EDUCATION COMM I TTEE : 



The Rev. T. M. Ambler, William Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 



CHURCH BUILDING COMMITTEE \ 



The Rev. R. B. Drane, F. A. Boyle. 

The Rev. T. B. Haughton, 

trustees of the diocese. 

Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Hon. George Davis, 

Col. J. W. Atkinson. 

TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH. 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, William Latimer, 

W. B. Shepard. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



188H.1 



Deputies. 



DEPUTIES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION. 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., A. J. DeRosset, M. D. 
The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D.', John Hughes, 
The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, J. W. Atkinson, 

The Rev. Win. H. Lewis, W. G. Lamb. 



SUPPLEMENTARY DEPUTIES. 



The Rev. V. W. Shields, 
The Rev. I. Harding, 
The Rev. R. B. Drane, 
The Rev. J. M. Hillyar, 



W. B. Shepard, 
R. R. Cotton. 
F. A. Boyle, 
J. C. McRae. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Regular Committees. [May, 



APPOINTED BY THE BISHOP. 



COMMITTEE ON EJECTIONS : 



The Rev. R. B. Drane, George C. Royall, 

R. H. Everett. 



NEW PARISHES 



The Rev. V. W. Shields, J. W. Albertson, Jr., 

Wilson G. Lamb. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS : 

The Rev. T. B. Haughton, H. N. Blount, 

S. H. Abbott, 

COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OE THE CHURCH : 

The Rev. W. H. Lewis, Col. Win. h. DeRosset, 

The Rev. N. E Price, William B. Shepard. 

The Rev. Luther Eborn ; 



UIOCKSK OF EAST CAROLINA. 



1833. ] Clergy List. 



JOplpittslmtl JH$1 of lip @$rgt|> 



MAY, 1886- 



The Rt. Rev. Alfred Augustin Watson, D. D., Bishop, 

Wilmington. 

PRIESTS... 

The Rev. Ambler, Thomas Marshall, Rector, St. Paul's, 
Wilmington, and Examining Chaplain. 

Burr, Eli Chrysostom. 

Carmichael, James, D. D. , Rector, St. John's, 
Wilmington, and Examining Chaplain. 

Drane, Robert Brent, Rector, St. Paul's, Eden- 
ton. 

Eborn, Luther, Rector, St. David's, Scuppernong, 
and St. Luke's, Washington, Co. 

Forbes, Edward MacArtney, Rector, St. Paul's, 
Beaufort, and Examining Chaplain. 

Harding, Israel, Rector, St. Mary's, Kinston, 
Holy Innocents', Lenoir Co., and St. John's, 
Pitt Co. 

Harding, Nathaniel, Rector, St. Peter's Washing- 
ton, Examining Chaplain, and Secretary of the 
Convention. 

Haughton, Thomas Benbury, Rector, Church of 
the Advent, Williamston. 

Hillyar, James M., Rector, St. Stephen's, Golds- 
boro. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Clergy List. 



The Rev. Milton, Horace Gray, Rector, Grace Church, 
Plymouth and St. Thomas' Windsor. 

Hughes, Nicholas Collin, D. D., Rector, St. 
Paul's, Greenville and Trinity Church, Beau- 
fort Co., and Examining Chaplain, P. O. , Cho- 
cowinity. 

Huske, Joseph Caldwell, D. D. , Rector, St. John's 
Fayetteville. 

Jarvis, Herbert Munson, Rector, Grace Church, 
Woodville. P. O. Lewiston, Bertie Co., N. C. 

Kiernan, John. 

Lewis, William H., Rector, St. James', Wilming- 
ton. 

Price, Nymphas Edgar, Rector, St. Thomas', Bath, 
and St. James', Beaufort Co. 

Scott, John, Rector, St. George's, Hyde Co. 

Shields, Van Winder, Rector, Christ Church, 
Newbern, and Examining Chaplain. 

Sweetland, Edward R. 

Thorpe, Thomas May. 

DEACONS. 

The Rev. Barber, Samuel Swarm, officiating in St. John's, 
Makelyville, Hyde Co., P. O. Lake Comfort. 

Cassey, Peter Williams, officiating in St. Cyprian's, 
Newbern. 

Hughes, Nicholas Collin, Jr., officiating in Aurora 
Mission, Haw Branch Mission and Vanceboro 
Mission, Beaufort and Craven Counties, P. O. 
Chocowinity. 

McDuffey, Henry Stephen, officiating in St. Jo- 
seph's, Fayetteville. 

Morelle, Daniel, Teaching in Wilmington 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Clergy List, Postulants, Candidates, &c. 



The Rev. Phelps, Hardy Hardison, officiating in St. John's, 
Durham's Creek, P. O. Chocowinity. 
Windley, Robert Bowen, officiating in Zion 
Church, Beaufort Co., P. O. Bunyon, Beaufort 
County. 



CANDIDATES FOR PRIEST'S ORDERS. 

The Rev. S. S. Barber, The Rev. H. H. Phelps, 

P. W. Cassey, F. N. Skinner. 

Henry S. McDuffey, 

POSTULANTS. 

J. B. Gibble, E. F. Rice. 

EXAMINING CHAPLAINS. 

The Rev. Jas Carmichael, D. D. , The Rev.- T. M. Ambler. 
The Rev. E. M. Forbes, The Rev. V. W. Shields. 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., The Rev. N. Harding. 



10 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. [May 



Jnslnfj fnvkfyn mh ffimion jStalintis 

IN THE DIOCESE, 

AND OF DELEGATES ENTITLED TO SEATS IN THE CONVENTION 

OF 1886- 



[Those marked thus * were present. Mission Stations in italics.] 

Aurora Mission. 

Holy Innocents, Avoca. 

St. Thomas' Church, Bath. 

James F. Carrow, Joseph W. Crawley, 

John F. Harding, James Pilley. 

Bayboro Mission. 

St. Paul's Church, Beaufort. 

Dr. J. L Manner, Alonzo Thomas, 

A C. Davis, J. L. Gibble, 

J. B. Gibble,* J. C. Davis, 

E. F. Rice, 1 " . N. W. Taylor. 

St. James' Church, Beaufort count) - . 

D. W. Jarvis, G. L- Swindell, 

Thomas J. W. Llewellyn, S. W. Clark. 

Zion Church, Beaufort county. 

O. H. P. Tankard, C. C. N. Cutler, 

Benjamin Brady, N. N. Cutler, 

J. J. Cutler, J. W. Alligood, 

C. E. Tankard. Jesse Braddy. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



II 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



Biirgatv Mission, Pender county 
St. Joseph' 's, Camden county. 
Trinity Church, Chocowinity. 



Isaac W. Hughes,* 
Henry Wingate, Jr., 
Frederic Grist, 
Harvey R. Wright, 



S B. Archbell, 
George \V. Bright, 
Edgar Hatton 
W. H. Patrick 



St. Paul's Church, Clinton. 

Dr. A. Holmes, J. A. FerrellG 

T. M. Ferrell, W G. Hubbard " : 

Sf. Andrew's, Columbia 

St. John's Church. Durham's Creek. 

Edward Tripp, Thomas C, Butt 

Ab. Tuten, Joseph L. Butt. 

vSt. Paul's Church, Edenton. 

William B. Shepard,* H. H. Page, 

William J. Leary, Jr., William T. Warren, 

Thomas Thompson, Frank Wood,* 

John G. Wood, John H. Hall 

St. John Evangelist, Edentou. 

John T. Page, Anderson Luton. 

Christ Church, Elizabeth City. 



W. J. Griffin, 
T. S. Harney, 
Dr. W. W. Griggs, 
C. H Robinson, 



James Vaughan, 
D. B. Bradford, 

F. M. Grice, 

J. W. Albertson, Jr.* 



Fairjield, Hyde County 
Faison, Duplin county. 
Falkland, Pitt count}-. 
St. John's. Fayetteville. 



S. J. Hinsdale, 
John H. Haigh, 
W. A. Guthrie, 
F. R. Rose, 



R. P. Buxton, 
W. T. Campbell, 

A. B. Dangerfield, 

B. R. Huske 



12 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. [May 



St, Joseph's Church, Fayetteville. 

John S. Leary, J. B. Hall, 

S. T. Evans, Abraham Dunn, 

F. P. Williston, W. B. Barge, 

T. H. McNeil, George H. Williams. 

St. Mary's Church, Gatesville. 

T. H. Lassiter, John J. Gatling, 

R. B. G. Cowper, Dr. R. C. Smith. 

R. M. Reddick, 

St. Peter's Gates county. 
St. vStephen's Church, Goldsboro. 

Dr. D. Cogdell,* George C. Royall,* 

Col. G. W. Collier, George Blucher, 

Dr. Thomas Hill, J. H. Hill, 

I. F. Dortch,* B. M. Privett. 

St. Paul's Church, Greenville. 

Dr. W. M. B. Brown, Col. Harry Skinner. 

R. R. Gotten, Charles Skinner, 

J. F. Joyner, L. V. Morrel, 

W. B. Brown,* Dr. Zeno Brown. 

St. Martin's Church, Hamilton. 

G. C. Lamb,* Dr. H. I. Clark, 
R. H. Everett,* N. H. Sebrell, 
J. P. Boyle, T. E. Darden. 
James H. Martin, 

Haw Branch, Beaufort county. 
Church of the Holy Trinity, Hertford. 

Dr. J. T. Smith, C. W. Wood, 

James L. Skinner, Francis Picard, 

B. vS. Skinner, Joseph G. Granberry. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 1 3 

1886.] Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



St. George's Church, Hyde county. 

Henry S. Gibbs, Dr. Milton Selby, 

Dr. Edward Clark, J. C. McCloud, 

A. B. Tunnell, S. T. Gaskins. 
W. P. Midyett, 

Jamesville, Martin county. 

Juniper Bay, Hyde county. 
St. Mary's Church, Kinston. 

John C. Washington, S. H. Abbott,* 

G. E. Kornegay, G. E. Miller, 

E. S. Laughinghouse, A. D. Parrott, 

J. P. Haskett,* J. P. Tucker. 

Holy Innocents Church, Lenoir county. 

Col. N. B. Whitfield,* J. H. Blount, 

Maj. D. S. Davis, Bryan W. Blount, 

George Jones, R. A. Jones, 

C. Turner, W. A. Jones. 

St. John's Church, Makelyville. 

M. Makely, George W. Brown, 

Dr. William C. Whitfield,* F. C. Barber, 

James Adams, A. J. Tooley, # 

George C. Newman, A. J. Smith. 

Marlboro, Pitt county. 

St. BarnabaV Church, Murfreesboro. 

St. John's, Newbegun. 

Christ Church, Newbern. 

Maj. John Hughes,* John S. Long, 

H. R. Bryan, John Dunn, 

George H. Roberts,* R. H. Hilton, 

M. D. W. Stevenson, Dr. J. B. Hughes. . 



14 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Parishes, Mission, Delegates and Alternates. [May 

St. Cyprian's Church, Newbern. 

John B. Brown,* Carleton E. Palmer, 

Abratn A. Bryan,* Robert R. Green, • 

H. H. Thompson, Mathew Ellison, 

N. H. Styrott, P. W. Spruel. 

St. John's Church, Pitt county. 

W. S. Wooten,* J. E. May, 

J. L. Tucker, S. B. Kilpatrick, ' 

W. A. Pugh, E. E. Powell, 

Fred. Harding, W. J. H. Laughinghouse. 

St. Michael's, Pitt county. 
Pantego, Beaufort county. 

Grace Church, Plymouth. 

F. A. Boyle, E. A. Wood-ion, 

C. L. Pettigrew, J. B. Hilton, 

W. H. Ward, T. O. Vail. 
L. I. Fagan, 

Point Caswell, Pender county 

Rockahoc k . 

Christ Church, Rockfish. 

St. Mark's Church, Roxabel. 

St. David's Church, Scuppernong. 

D- vSpruill, A. D Owens, 

\V. H. Hardison, A. L. Cahoon, 

S. S. Wooiley, C. h. Pettigrew, 

E. G. Eborn, A. Collins. 

St. Phillip's Church, Smithville. 

St. Barnabas', Snow Hid 

St. John Evangelist, South Mills. 
Swan Quarter, Hyde county 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 1$ 



P arishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



Grace Church, Trenton. 

Joseph A. Smith."" Edgar M. Foscue. 

St Paul's, Vanceboro. 

St. Peter's Church., Washington. 

E. S. Hoyt, H. F. Hancock. 

J. G Bragaw, W. Z Morton, 

W. B. Morton, A. M. Buchanan, 

H. N. Blount,* Dr. Will. A. Blount 

St. Luke's Church, Washington county. 

James A. Chesson, William A. Hodges, 

W. C. Downing, William M. Chesson, 

L. N. C. Spruill, John W. Gaylord, 

Thomas W. Blount, Thomas Chesson. 

Church of the Advent, Williamstcn. 

Wilson G. Lamb,* | Wheeler Martin, 

Jos. M. Siterson, W. Z. Morton, Jr. 

Alexander Smith, 

St. James' Church, Wilmington. 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset,* Clayton Giles, 

Col. John W. Atkinson,* William Latimer, 

William Calder,* Joshua G. Wright. 

Col. William L. DeRosset,* Robert E. Calder, 

St. John's Church, Wilmington. 

W. H. Green,* Walter Rutland, 

H. G. Smallbones,* O. P. Meares, Jr. 

Duncan K. McRae, J. J. Fowler, 

Josh. T. James, F. W. Clark. 



St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 



DuBrutz Cutlar, 
R. G. Rankin, 
R. E. Heide,* 
L. J. Poisson. 



l6 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Mission, Delegates and Alternates. [May 



St. Mark's Church, Wilmington. 

H. D. Sampson, Samuel Reid, 

Valentine Howe,* Thomas Brinkley, 

John G. Geyer, Alex. Fenner. 

St. Thomas' Church, Windsor. 

D. C. Winston, J. B. Gray, 

J. A. Grant, Edward Gray. 

J. J. Jacocks, 
D. J. Webb, 

St. John's Church, Winton. 

Grace Church, Woodville. 

Dr. John S. Griffin, 
Thomas W. Thompson. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



17 



1880. 



Scale of Assessments. 



nh ufj Jl%n%mmh f 



FOR THE CURRENT YEAR UPON THE PARISHES, MISSIONS AND 
CONGREGATIONS OF THE DIOCESE. 



Aurora $ 15 00 

Avoca 10 00 

St. Thomas, Bath 15 00 

Bayboro Mission 5 00 

St. Paul's, Beaufort 30 00 

St. James', Beaufort Co 12 00 

St. John's " " 15 00 

Trinity, " " 40 00 

Zion, " " 20 00 

Grace, Bertie Co 40 00 

St. Paul's. Clinton 30 00 

St. Paul's, Edenton 75 00 

St. John Evangelist, Ed'nt'n 5 00 

Christ Church, E. City 50 00 

Fairfield Mission 10 00 

Faison Mission 10 00 

St. John's, Fayetteville 200 00 

St. Joseph's, " 15 00 

St. Mary's, Gatesville 15 00 

St. Peter's Mission, Gates Co.. 10 00 

St. Stephen's, Goldsboro 50 00 

St. Paul's, Greenville 30 00 

vSt. Martin's, Hamilton 15 00 

Haw Branch Mission 2 00 

Hoi j' Trinity, Hertford 50 00 

St. George's, Hyde Co 30 00 

St. Mary's, Kinston 25 00 

Hoty Innocents, Uenoir Co... 15 00 

St. John's, Makelyville 10 00 

The foregoing scale is only recommendatory in so far as applicable to 

Mission Stations. 



St. Barnabas', Murfreesboro...# 5 00 

Newbegun Creek Mission 5 00 

Christ Church, Newbern 225 00 

St. Cyprian's, Newbern 10 00 

Marlboro Mission, Pitt Co 5 00 

St. John's, " " 30 00 

Grace, Plymouth 20 00 

Christ Church, Rockfish 25 00 

Roxabel Mission 5 00 

St. David's. Scupperuong 40 00 

Shoe Heel Mission 5 00 

St. Philip's, Smithville 10 00 

St. Barnabas', Snow Hill 5 00 

South Mills Mission 10 00 

Swan Quarter, Hyde Co 5 00 

Grace Mission, Trenton 10 00 

Tunis Mills Mission 5 00 

St. Paul's, Vanceboro 5 00 

St. Peter's, Washington 100 00 

St. Duke's, Washington Co ... 10 00 

Advent. Williamston 20 00 

St. James', Wilmington 450 00 

St. Paul's, " 100 00 

St. John's, " no 00 

St Mark's " 20 00 

St. Thomas', Windsor 40 00 

St. John's, Winton 3 00 

§2 127 00 



1 8 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committee to Report at Next Council. [May 



!ontmHte$ la l^pri Irr lip donna! 

OF 1887. 



COMMITTEE APPOINTED ON THE MARY RUFFIN SMITH LEG- 
ACY TO THE DIOCESE OF NORTH CAROLINA : 

Maj. John Hughes, 

Hon. Geo. Davis, 

Hon. Duncan K. McRae. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



1886; 



First Day. Organizition . 



JOURNAL 



jPramfrrag* of fl[p[ ©ortuptton of 188(1 



FIRST DAY. 

St. Stephen's Church, Goldsboro, N. C, \ 
Wednesday, May 26th, 1886. j 

The Third Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, in the Diocese of East Carolina, assembled in St. 
Stephen's Church at 10 A. M. 

The Rt. Rev., the Bishop of the Diocese, read the Litany 
and called the Convention to order. 

The Secretary called the roll, and the following clergymen 
answered to their names : 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., 
The Rev. T. M. Ambler, ' 

J. Carmichael, D. D., 

R. B. Drane, 

E. M. Forbes, 

I. Harding, 

N. Harding, 

T. B. Haughton, 

J. M. Hillyar, 



20 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Opening Services. (May 



The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., 

" " J. C. Huske, D. D., 

" " H. M. Jar vis, 

" " W. H. Lewis, 

" " H. S. McDuffey, 

" " N. E. Price, 

" " V. W. Shields, 

" " R. B. Windley. 

The roll of Delegates, who had presented certificates of 
election, was then called and the following answered to their 
names : 

I. W. Hughes, J. W. Albertson Jr., G. C. Lamb, R. H. 
Everett, H. N. Blount, Dr. A. J. DeRosset, Col. J. W. At- 
kinson, William Calder, W. H. Green, R. E. Heide, John 
Hughes, I. F. Dortch, J. B. Brown, Valentine Howe, A. A. 
Bryan, William B. Shepard, Frank Wood, W. G. Hubbard, 
J. B. Gibble, E. F. Rice, J. A. Ferrell, Col. W. L. DeRos- 
set, H. G. Smallbones, J. A. Smith, George C. Royal, J. P. 
Hasket, Col. N. B. Whitfield, Dr. W. C. Whitfield, W. S. 
Wooten, J. L. Tucker, W. G. Lamb. 

A quorum being present, the Bishop declared the Conven- 
tion duly organized. 

On motion, the Convention took a recess until after Divine 
Service. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Revs. V. W. Shields and 
N. Harding. The Sermon was preached by the Rev. Israel 
Harding, from II Cor., II chap., 16th verse: "And who is suf- 
ficient for these things?" 

The offerings of the congregation were received for the 
Society for the Increase of the Ministry. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 21 



1886.] Committees. Treasurer's Report. 



The Holy Communion was celebrated by the Rt. Rev., 
the Bishop, assisted by the Rev. Drs. Hughes and Huske. 

After Divine Service the Convention reassembled. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. Hughes, the Rev. E. M. Forbes 
was unanimously elected President 

On motion, the Rev. N. Harding was unanimously elected 
Secretary. 

The Bishop announced the following regular committees : 

COMMITTEE ON EJECTIONS I 

The Rev. R. B. Drane, George C. Royall, 

R. H. Everett 

NEW PARISHKS : 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, J. W. Albertson, Jr., 

Wilson G. Lamb. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS : 

The Rev. T. B. Haughton, H. N. Blount, 

S. H. Abbott, 

COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH : 

The Rev. W. H. Lewis, Col. Wm. L. DeRosset, 

The Rev. N. E Price, William B. Shepard. 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, 

The Treasurer presented his report, which was, on motion, 
referred to the Committee on Finance. (See Appendix B.) 

Rev. J. M. Hillyar moved that the thanks of the Conven- 
tion, and of St. Stephen's Parish, Goldsboro, be gh-en to 
the Rector and Choir of St. James', Wilmington, for their 
assistance in the Service this morning. Carried. 



2 2 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committee on Canons. Report of Trustees. [May 



J. W. Albertson, Jr., moved that visiting clergy, and clergy 
belonging to this Diocese, but not entitled to seats, be invited 
to take honorary seats in this Convention. Carried. 

On motion the Convention then adjourned to meet at 4 
o'clock P. M. 



Wednesday, 4 o'clock P. M. 

The Bishop called the Convention to order. 

The Bishop announced the Committee on Canons as fol- 
lows : 

COMMITTEE ON CANONS. 

The Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., Dr. A. J. DeRosset, 

The Rev. T. M. Ambler, Maj. John Hughes. 

The Rev. J. M. Hillyar, 

The Bishop read the report of the Trustees of the Diocese 
as follows : 

The Trustees of the Diocese respectfully report that in obedience to in- 
structions of the last Diocesan Convention — the conditions specified having 
been such — they have purchased for the Diocese the one-fourth interest of 
Col J. W. Atkinson in the property — known as the Episcopal residence, in 
the city of Wilmington — pa3'ing therefor the sum of $1,250 00, out of mon- 
ies realized from the cash and securities belonging to the Permanent Episco- 
pal Fund of the Diocese — and that a proper deed therefor has been execu- 
ted and registered in the Register's office of New Hanover county. The 
Diocese is therefore owner of one-half of the said property, the parishes of 
.St. John and St. Mark owners of the other two-fourth parts, having 
offered the use of the property so far as their respective interests extend, to 
the Bishop of the Diocese as long as he may reside therein, arrangements 
have been made by the Bishop for removal to the same in the course of the 
present year. The Trustees have directed the maintenance of an insurance 
against fire in favor of the premises. But it will also be necessary to put 
some repairs upon the house, and for this they ask the authority of the Con- 
vention. 



DICCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 23 



188(i.) Report of Trustees, &c. 



The Board has received during the past year a title deed to a half-lot in 
the town of Fairfield, Hyde county, for the erection thereon of a Church. 
The deed has been duly registered in the office of the Register of Deeds, at 
Swan Quarter, Hyde county. 

The Trustees regret to report the failure of their appeal to the Diocese of 
North Carolina for the right of alternate nomination to the North Carolina 
Scholarship in the General Theological Seminar)- at New York. , They are 
persuaded that a considerable proportion of the funds by which that Schol- 
arship was founded was derived from this part of the State. There being a 
definite money income from the Scholarship fund, they are confident that 
had the matter been presented to the notice of the Diocesan Convention of 
1883, which arranged the terms of division, there would have been no hesi- 
tation in including this fund among the divisable property of the Diocese. 

The Trustees of the Seminary upon the presentation of the matter before 
them last Fall, expressed their approval of the measure. But the majority 
of the Convention of North Carolina, at its recent session took a different 
view of it. 

To those who presented and advocated the claim of this Diocese before 
that body we owe our thanks, but we should not the less respect the honest 
convictions of those who view the subject differently. 

The Board has to lament the loss by death of one of their number, Col. 
S. L. Fremont, who died suddenly in the city of Memphis a few weeks ago, 
a devoted Churchman and a zealous member of their body. They call at- 
tention to the necessity of filling the vacancy thus created. 
Respectfully, 

In behalf of the Board of Trustees, 

A. A. WATSON, Chairman. 

The Rt Rev., the Bishop read the following communica- 
tion from the Secretary of the Convention of the Diocese of 
North Carolina . 

The Rt. Rev. A. A. Watson, D. D , 

Trustee of the Diocese of East Carolina. 

Rev'd and Dear Sir: — In accordance with a resolution passed in the 

Convention of the Church in the Diocese of North Carolina, held in Tarboro, 

N. C, 18S6, instructing the Secretary to communicate to the Trustees for 

holding property for the Diocese of East Carolina, the action of this Con- 



24 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Sundry Committees Appointed. [May 



vention about the "North Carolina Scholarship in the General Theological 
Seminary." 

I respectfully append the following : 

"Resolved, That in the opinion of this Convention there are ho rights 
or claims of the Eastern Diocese upon the division of the North Carolina 
Scholarship in the General Theological Seminary." 
Very truly yours in Christ, 

GILBERT HIGGS, Secretary. 
Tarboro, N. C, May 24th 1886. 

Col. William L. DeRosset offered the following : 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to consider the claim., 
if any, of this Diocese to a division of the Scholarship of the General Theo- 
logical Seminary, now held by the Diocese of North Carolina, and report 
what action should be taken by this Convention to secure their claim. 

The resolution was adopted. 

The Chair appointed as said committee Col. Win, L. De- 
Rosset, Maj. John Hughes and I. F. Dortch. 

Maj. Hughes offered the following : 

Resolved. •Tha.t a committee of three be appointed for the purpose of as- 
certaining what, if any, are the rights of this Diocese to the property devised 
by Miss Mary Ruffin Smith to the Diocese of North Carolina, by will pub_ 
lished before the division of said Diocese into the two Dioceses of North 
Carolina, and East Carolina, and report to the next Convention. 

Resolved furthe?, That the Chairman of said committee shall be at liber- 
ty to draw upon the treasurer of the Diocese for any pecuniary expenses 
incurred in said investigations. 

The resolutions were adopted. 

The Chair appointed as said committee Maj. John Hughes, 
Hon. George Davis and Hon. Duncan K. McRae. 

The Rev. W. H. Lewis moved that the Trustees of the 
Diocese be authorized to expend a sum not exceeding fifteen 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 25 



Episcopal Residence &c. 



hundred dollars, upon immediate necessary repairs to the 
Episcopal residence. 

William Calder offered as an amendment that, provided, 
before expending any sum upon said property, it shall be 
understood that the Diocese is to have a lien upon the prop- 
erty for the money expended thereon. 

W. H. Green, from St. John's Parish, made an offer from 
the vestry of said Parish, to sell their one-fourth interest in 
the building- known as the Episcopal residence, for one 
thousand dollars. 

The Rev. Dr. Carmichael made the same proposition on the 
part of St. Mark's Church, Wilmington. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson moved as a substitute that the whole 
subject, including the propositions from St. John's and St. 
Mark's, be referred to a committee of three to report to-mor- 
row. Carried. 

The Chair appointed as said committee Rev. Israel Hard- 
ing, Wilson G. Lamb and William Calder. 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset moved that the Secretary be instructed 
to send greetings to the Convention of the Diocese of Mary- 
land, assembled in the Church of the Epiphany, Washington, 
D. C. 

Rev. Dr. Carmichael moved to amend by appointing a 
committee of two composed of Rev. V. W. Shields and Dr. 
A. J. DeRosset. The motion as amended was adopted. 

Rev. Dr. Hughes read the following- report from the Com- 
mittee on Finance : 



26 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Reports of Finance Committee &c. (M-, y 

The Finance Committee respectfully report that they have examined the 
vouchers of the Treasurer of the Diocese, the securities of the Diocese in his 
hands, the balance of the cash on hand, and found them correct, and in 
accordance with his printed report. 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset moved that the report of the Commit- 
tee on Canons be made the special order for to-morrow, im- 
mediately after the reading of the Bishop's address. Carried. 

W. H. Green moved that the Convention now go into the 
election of a Treasurer. Carried. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson nominated Dr. A. J. DeRosset. On 
motion the ballot was dispensed with, and he was unani- 
mously elected. 

Wilson G. Lamb offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Treasurer be authorized to pay the expenses of clergy- 
men in attendance upon this Convention, who are in charge of Parishes, 
but not entitled to seats. 

Carried. 

On motion of Maj. Hughes the Convention adjourned to 
8:30 o'clock P. M. 



Wednesday Night, 8:30 P. M. 

The Convention reassembled, and was called to order by 
the Bishop. 

The time of this session was mainly given to reading and 
commenting upon Parochial reports. 

Rev. W. H. Lewis moved that a committee be appointed 
to draft resolutions commemorative of the life and services of 
the late Rev. C. O. Brady. Carried. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 2J 



Report of Committees. 



The Bishop appointed as said committee Rev. W. H. Lewis 
and Dr. A. J. DeRosset. 

On Motion of Rev. T. M. Ambler, the Convention ad- 
journed to meet at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. 



SECOND DAY. 

Thursday Morning, May 27th, 9 A. M. 

The Rt. Rev., the Bishop offered prayers, and called the 
Convention to order. 

After roll call the minutes of yesterday's session were read, 
amended and approved. 

W. H. Green offered the following : 

Resolved, That a committee of two laymen and one clergyman be ap- 
pointed to draft suitable resolutions expressive of the sense of this Conven- 
tion at the lamented death of Col. S. L. Fremont. 

Carried. 

The Chair appointed as such committee Rev. Dr. James 
Carmichael, Col. J. W. Atkinson and William Calder. 
The Rev. W. H. Lewis made the following report : 

The committee appointed to draft a suitable minute in recognition of the 
life and service in this Diocese of the Rev. C. O. Brady, lately deceased' 
would respectfully report the following. 

"The hand of God over-ruling all things for the welfare of His Holy 
Church, has taken from our midst our brother beloved, and faithful — the 
Rev. C. O. Brady — for so many years the minister in charge of St. Mark's 
Parish, Wilmington. We have faith to believe that in this, as in all things, 
"He hath done all things well. " 

"We fully realize the loss of the Diocese and of the Parish, and expressing 



28 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA, 



Report of Committee on Scholarship. [May 



this feeling, are yet ready to believe that the quiet, consistent example and 
manly character of our brother, are treasures worth the preserving. 

"We therefore respectfully move, that a page of the journal be set apart 
for commemoration of the virtues and faithful services of Mr. Brady, the 
matter to be prepared by the special committee just appointed, and placed 
in the Secretary's hands in time for publication." 

Respectfully. 

W. H. LEWIS, 
A. J. DEROSSET. 

The resolution was adopted. 

William Calder moved that the Convention call upon the 
Committee on the State of the Church to report at 8:30 
o'clock this evening. Carried. 

Col. W. h. DeRosset, from the Committee on the Scholar- 
ship in the General Theological Seminary, presented the 
following report : 

May 26th, 18S6. 
Your Committee appointed to consider the claim, if any, of this Diocese 
to an interest in the Scholarship held by the Diocese of North Carolina in 
the General Theological Seminary, beg leave to report, that upon due con- 
sideration of the matter they aire of the opinion that farther action should 
be postponed for the present, and recommend the adoption of the following 
resolutions : 

Resolved, That action upon the question of the Scholarship in the Gene- 
ral Theological Seminary be postponed. 

Resolved. That the whole matter be referred to the committee on the 
Mary R. Smith legacy to the Diocese of North Carolina, with instructions 
to report to the next Annual Convention. 

WILLIAM L. DEROSSET, 
ISAAC F. DORTCH, 
JOHN HUGHES, 

Resolutions adopted. 

The Bishop read his Annual Address. [See Appendix, 
A-L] 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 29 



L8&8.) Bishop's Address Referred. 



On motion of Col. J. W. Atkinson, that part of the Bishop's 
Address relating to the revision of the Prayer Book was re- 
ferred to a committee of three to report at this Convention. 

The committee appointed were Rev. W. H. Lewis, Rev. 
Dr. Hughes and Dr. A. J. DeRosset. 

Rev. R. B. Drane moved that the Bishop's Address be re- 
ferred to the Committee on the State of the Church. Carried. 
William Calder offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the clergy in charge cf Parishes and Mission Stations, and 
lay readers therein, are requested to read to their respective charges, as 
early as practicable, those portions of the Bishop's Address not included in 
his statistical statement of official acts. 

Carried. 

The Rev. Dr. Huske, Chairman, presented the report of 
the Committee on Canons. 

Rev. William H. Lewis moved that the order of the 
day be suspended, in order to take final action upon the 
adoption of the Constitution. Carried. 

On motion of Maj. John Hughes, the Constitution as adopt- 
ed by the Convention of 1885, was ratified by this Convention. 

J. W. Albertson, Jr., asked to be excused from further 
attendance on the sessions of the Convention after this after- 
noon. Permission was granted. 

J. W. Albertson, Jr., moved that the Treasurer be author- 
ized to pay the expenses of the Rev. Robert J. Walker in 
attending the Convention, notwithstanding the Canon re- 
quiring the attendance of the clergy until the close of the 
Convention. Carried. 



3<3 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committee of the Whole, Constitution and Canons. [May 

On motion of Col. W. L. DeRosset, the Convention went 
into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Canons. 

Committee rose, reported progress, and asked leave to sit 
again. 

The Convention then adjourned to 5 P. M.. 



Thursday, 5 P. M. 

The Convention reassembled, and was called to order by 
the Bishop. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. Huske the Convention went into 
Committee of the Whole, to resume the consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Canons. 

The Committee rose and reported the completion of its 
work. 

On motion the Canons and Rules of Order as reported were 
adopted, 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset moved that the Constitution, Canons, 
and Rules of Order as adopted take effect from and after the 
adjournment of this Convention. Carried. 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset moved that the Secretary be directed 
to print one thousand extra copies of the Constitution, 
Canons and Rules of Order, in pamphlet form, as adopted by 
this Convention, in addition to those printed in the Journal. 
Carried. 

Rev. V. W. Shields, from the committee appointed to send 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



1886. ] Greetings. Report of Finance Committee. 



greetings to the Diocese of Maryland, reported the following : 

To the Rt. Rev., the Bishop of Maryland, Church of the Epiphany, 
Washington, D. C. : 

The Convention of the Diocese of East Carolina, organized in 1883 sends 
cordial greetings to the Convention of the Diocese of Maryland, organized 
in 1783. The youngest to the oldest of the Dioceses. 

V. W SHIELDS, 
A. J. DeROSSET. 

W. H. Green and R. H. Heide were excused from further 
attendance on the sessions of the Convention. 

The Rev. Dr. Hughes presented and read the following 
report from the Committee on Finance : 

The Finance Committee, to whom was referred the whole subject of 
arrears and assessments due from Parishes with power to effect a settlement 
on the best terms possible, respectfully report that they have taken the 
matter in hand, and have conferred with all the Parishes concerned, or with 
their representatives. All those reported as delinquent in the report of the 
Treasurer for the year 1885, have paid their arrears in full, except St. Thomas, 
Bath; St. James', Beaufort county; St. Paul's Beaufort; St. Paul's, Clinton; 
Christ Church, Elizabeth City; St. Mary's, Gatesville; St. Stephen's, Golds- 
boro; St. Luke's, Washington county; Church of the Advent, Williamston; 
St Barnabas', Snow Hill; St. John's, Durham's Creek; Grace Churchy Ply- 
mouth, and St. John's, Winton. The arrearages of two of these Parishes, 
viz.: St. John's, Durham's Creek, and Grace Church, Plymouth, are incon- 
siderable in amount, and probably arise simply from want of promptness in 
paying their last year's assessment. A final adjustment of the arrears of 
Trinity Church, Hertford, and of St. John's, Wilmington, has been made, 
by remitting $250 00, on those of the former, and $200 00 on those of the 
latter. 

Representatives of Christ Church, Elizabeth City; of St. Stephen's, 
Goldsboro; of St. Paul's, Wilmington, and of St. Luke's, Washington 
county, promise an earnest effort to gradually pay their arrears in full, in 
the course of a few years. 

The Committee have agreed to a reduction of the arrears of St. Thomas', 



32 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee on State of the Church. [May 



Bath, to £58 25; of St. James', Beaufort county, to $52 80. of the Church 
of the Advent, Wilhamston, to $30 °°> in consideration of similar pledges 
that efforts will he made to gradually liquidate them. In consideration of 
statements received from representatives of St. Mary's, Gatesville, and St. 
Paul's, Beaufort, the arrears of the former have heen i educed by your Com- 
mittee to $40 co, and those of the latter to $70 00. 

Owing to circumstances altogether peculiar, it has been deemed advisable 
to cancel the arrears of St. John's, Winton, entirely. 

Inasmuch as the arrears of St. Paul's, Clinton, and St. Barnabas, Snow 
Hill, are small in proportion to the number of Communicants and probable 
ability of the Parish, no deduction is proposed bj T the Committee. 

Changes made in the assessments on some of the above Parishes will be 
reported in the general scale of assessments. 

The effect of the concessions made by the Committee will he to reduce the 
gross amount of the arrearages on the Parishes from #1 687 33, as reported 
by the Treasurer, to $ 1 231 40. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Chairman. 

On motion the Convention adjourned until 8:30 o'clock this 
evening-. 



Thursday Evening, 8:30 P. M. 

The Convention reassembled and was called to order by 
the President, Rev. E. M. Forbes. 

Col. W. Iv. DeRosset, from the Committee on the State of 
the Church, presented and read the following report : 

The Committee on the State of the Church would respectfully report that 
they have examined the statistics of the Diocese, as given in the address 
of the Bishop, and in the forty Parochial Reports of the clergy, as placed in 
their hands, with the following results : They find reported 368 Baptisms 
as against 353 last year; 286 Confirmations, again of 119, or 58 per cent_ 
upon last year; Communicants 2,650, a gain of 281, or 11 per cent, in the 
year. This, with, addition of five Parishes and Mission Stations, not re- 
porting to the last Convention. The contributions for parochial purposes 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 33 



1880.] Repcrt cf Committee Continued. 

amount to $25 354 99, a gain of $2 479 95, or about 11 per cent. Extra 
Parochial, including Diocesan, #4 444 26, again of $956 70, or nearly 28 per 
cent. Total contributions for all purposes, #29 826 22, an aggregate gain for 
the year, of $4 965 58, or 20 per cent. 

For Diocesan Missions the reports give $1 176 17, as against $684 92 of 
last year, a gain of #4.91 25; upon which the Diocese is certainly to be con- 
gratulated. But when it is remembered that out of the twenty -six clergy 
working at their various posts, one-half, at least, are wholly or partially 
dependent for their support upon missionary relief, it will be seen how 
totally inadequate the supply is to the demand. Besides this, there is a 
score of new places awaiting the services of the Church, and two whole 
counties entirely untouched. The increase in the mission contributions this 
year ig, we believe, largely due to the adoption of a very simple, but effica- 
cious system in one of the larger Parishes, which increased its offerings very 
considerably. It is believed that if this system, modified to suit differing 
circumstances, could be generally adopted, the gain would be comparatively 
enormous. 

The Committee would also, while the mission funds are so inadequate, 
recommend the adoption of a system of Parochial missions, whereby the 
clergy, in bodies of four or five, as might be found convenient, could visit 
and hold services in outlying towns and hamlets. 

The plan of Lenten Sunday School offerings experimented upon in this past 
year, should in their opinion be made a permanent feature of Diocesan 
work; and it is confidently believed that if full notice could be given to all 
the Rectors, and their co-operation secured, these offerings could soon be 
made to yield the entire support of one or more missionaries, or give much 
needed relief in cases well known to the Bishop. 

Your Committee would respectfully suggest that this Convention make 
an appropriation for the mission work of the Diocese for the coming year, 
and that the proportion of each Parish and Mission in this sum be named 
to them by the Executive Missionary Committee as an ideal, to be reached 
if possible. 

They would name to the Convention #2000 oo as an appropriation not 
fully up to the needs of the case, but perhaps possible of realization, for this 
year, 

It is also, in their judgment, much to be desired that the Mission work 



34' DIOCESE' OF" EAST CAROLINA,, 



Diocesan Missions [Mav 



and needs of the Diocese be made a much more prominent feature of the- 
Convention exercises than has been the case heretofore. 
Respectfully submitted, 

WM. H. LEWIS,' 
LUTHER EBORN, 
N. E. PRICE, 
W. B. SHEPARD, 
WM. L. DEROSSET. 
Committee. 

After a discussion of the foregoing- report, and other re- 
marks upon the State of the Church, the Rev. W. H. Lewis 
offered the following : 

Resolved, That this Convention names #2000 00 as the amount needed 
for the purpose of Diocesan Missions, and that the Executive Missionary 
Committee be instructed to apportion this amount among the Parishes and 
Missions of the Diocese, and inform the Rectors and Ministers in charge, 
of the results of their apportionment. 

Carried. 

On motion of Col. W. h. DeRosset the Convention ad- 
journed until to-morrow morning, at 9 o'clock. 



THIRD DAY. 

Friday, May 28th, 9 A. M. 

The Bishop offered prayers and called the Convention to 
order. 

On motion the calling of the roll was dispensed with. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read, amended, 
and approved. 



•DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA, 35 



J188B. I Report of Standing Committee. 



The Bishop read the following telegram from the Conven- 
tion of the Diocese of Maryland : 

Washington,, D. C, May 27th, 1886. 
The Rt. Rev. Bishop, East Carolina; 

The Diocese of Maryland most cordially reciprocates the greetings of the 
■Convention of the Diocese of East Carolina, her younger sister in the family 
•of the Diocese, and invokes upon her the blessing and guidance of the 
Chief Bishop and Shepherd of the Church. "A little one shall become ■& 
thousand. " 

J. E GRAMMAR, 

J. C. BANCROFT DAVISON. 

Committee. 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset asked and obtained unanimous consent 
to suspend the order of business in order to reconsider the 
adoption of Canon XII. 

On motion the action of the Convention in adopting Canon 
XII was reconsidered, and the Canon as altered and amended 
was adopted. 

Rev. T. M. Ambler read the report of the Standing Com- 
mittee as follows : 

DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE TO THE CONVENTION Of 

1886. 

The Standing Committee respectfully report that their first meeting after 
their election was held May 15th, 1885, in St. Mary's Church, Kinston, all 
the members being present. Rev. J. C. Huske was re-elected President and 
Dr. A. J. DeRosset Secretary. 

July 1st, 1885. The Canonical Testimonial was given, recommending the 
Rev. Eli Chrysostom Burr, Deacon, for ordination to the Priesthood. 

May 27th, 1886. Consent was unanimously given to the consecration of 
the Rev. Edwin Gardner Weed, Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 
Augusta, Ga., as Bishop of the Diocese of Florida. 

J. C. HUSKE, President. 



$6 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Election of Committees, &c. (Mat 

Rev. V. W. Shields moved that the portion of the Bishop's 
address referring to an Appellate Court be referred to the 
Committee on Canons, to report at this Convention. Carried. 

Messrs. G. C. Lamb and R. H. Everett were excused from 
further attendance. 

Maj. Hughes moved that the Convention continue in ses- 
sion until business be disposed of. Carried. 

Messrs. W. B. Shepard and Frank Wood were excused from 
further attendance. 

W. B. Shepard moved that this Convention hold its next 
session in St. Paul's Church, Edenton, on the third Wednes- 
day in May, 1887. Carried. 

Dr. Carmichael moved that the Convention now go into 
the regular elections. Carried. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson was elected a Trustee of the Diocese 
in place of the late Col. S. Iy. Fremont. 

The Bishop announced the following as the 

FINANCE COMMITTEE : 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., George H. Roberts. 

Rev. James Carmichael, D. D. , William Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 

The tellers reported the following persons elected as the 

STANDING COMMITTEE : 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., Dr. A. J. DeRosset, 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., Maj. John Hughes. 
The Rev. Thomas M. Ambler, D. D., 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 37 



1886.] Committees and Delegates. 



The following were elected as the 

EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE : 

The Rev. N. Harding, E. S. Hoyt, 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, G. H. Roberts, 

John S. Long. 
The following were elected as the 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE: 

The Rev. T. M. Ambler, William Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 
The following were elected as the 

CHURCH BUILDING COMMITTEE : 

The Rev. R. B. Drane, F. A. Boyle. 

The Rev. T. B. Hanghton, 

The following were elected as 

CLERICAL DEPUTIES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION. 

The Rev. Joseph C. Hnske, D. D., 
The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D., 
The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, 
The Rev. Wm. H. Lewis, 

The following were elected as 

LAY DEPUTIES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION : 

A. J. DeRosset, M. D., Col. J. W. Atkinson, 

Maj. John Hughes, Wilson G. Lamb. 

The following were elected as 

SUPPLEMENTARY CLERICAL DEPUTIES : 

The Rev. V. W. Shields. Rev. R. B. Drane, 

The Rev. I. Harding, Rev. J. M. Hillyar, 



38 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee on Education. [May 

The following were elected as 

SUPPLEMENTARY I.AY DEPUTIES : 

W. B. Shepard, F. A. Boyle, 

R. R. Cotten, J. C. McRae. 

Rev. T. M. Ambler read the following report from the 
Education Committee : 

The Committee on Education fund respectfully report that during the last 
year the following sums were disbursed : 

To Mr. F. W. Skinner $ 25 00 

" Mr. W. H. Barber 25 00 

" Mr. Alex. F. Moore 20 00 

For the use of students in charge of Rev. Mr. Forbes 20 00 

Commissions 4 08 

Balance on hand 184 26 

T M. AMBLER. 

Rev. W. H. Lewis, from the Committee to whom was re- 
ferred the notification of proposed alterations in the Prayer 
Book, made the following report : 

Report, That it is the sense of this Convention that, if it is decided by the 
General Convention, that all the amendments to the report of the Prayer 
Book Revision Committee must be adopted, or that none can be, this 
Convention does not approve of the adoption of these amendments as a 
whole, and that this Convention believes that it is within the power of the 
General Convention to adopt any one of the amendments, without commit- 
ting the General C onvention to the adoption of the whole matter of the 
report. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Rev. V. W. Shields read the report from the Executive 
Missionary Committee : 

The Committee held a meeting at Newbern, May 19th, 1885, at which 
time there was a credit balance to Current Missionary Fund of $720 00, and 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 39 



1886. Executive Committee's Report. 



made appropriation to the amount of #900 00, to be paid in part, directing 
the Treasurer to remit balance as funds come into his hands for the purpose. 

Also appropriations of $100 od each were made to the work, within the 
Convocation of Newbern, and to that within the counties, Perquimans. 
Gates and Hertford, conditioned upon the funds being sufficient, after meeting 
in full the appropriations before made. 

Appropriations amounting to $900 00 in all, have been paid to the clergy- 
men doing missionary work within the Diocese, as shown by the Treasurer's 
report. 

The Treasurer's report shows a balance of $519 00 to the credit of the 
Missionary Fund, at the close of the fiscal year ending April 1st, 1886, being 
$32 96 less than the balance at the end of the year i884-'85. Yet the appro- 
priations have been $215 00 more than those of i884-'85. The total receipts 
for the past year have been $912 67, including collections by the Bishop, as 
against $1134 97 for i884-'85, and of this amount $400 00 were contributed 
by one Parish. 

The receipts then for the past year are $222 30 less than for the preceding 
year, while the balance is nearly the same. 

The Committee approve of the enrollment plan, and earnestly recommend 
to the clergy and congregations the effort proposed to the Diocese, of in- 
creasing the Mission Fund to $2000 00, with the hope of making it possible 
to add to the small stipends of the Missionary clergy, and it is its sense that 
these stipends shall be increased in preference to diverting the Fund to near 

objects. 

Respectfully submitted, 

N. HARDING, Chahman. 

V. W. SHIELDS, 

G. H. ROBERTS. 

Rev. W. H. Lewis moved that the thanks of this Conven- 
tion be extended to the rector, wardens, vestry and congre- 
gation of St. Stephen's Parish, and to the citizens of Goldsboro, 
for the hospitality shown to this body. Carried. 

On motion of Rev. W. H. Lewis the Treasurer was in- 
structed to pay the sexton of St. Stephen's Church $5 00. 

Col. W. L. DeRosset moved that 750 copies of the Journal 



40 DIOCESE OE EAST CAROLINA. 

Reports of Sundry Committees. [May 

of the Convention be published, and that the statistics from 
the Parochial reports be printed therein in tabular form, 
followed by the remarks appended to said reports. Carried. 

Rev. Dr. Huske submitted the following report : 

The Committee on Canons, to whom was referred that portion of the 
Bishop's address in regard to an Appellate Court, respectfully report the 
following resolution : 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Convention that an Appellate Court 
should be established by the General Convention of the Church. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Rev. T. B. Haughton read the following report from the 
Committee on Unfinished Business : 

The Committee on Unfinished Business respectfully report that no action 
has been taken in regard to the resolution offered by Col. J. W. Atkinson, 
which will be found on page 22 of the Journal of 1883 and 1884, which reads 
as follows : 

"Resolved, That a committee of three, of which the Bishop shall be the 
chairman, be appointed to inquire and report to the Convention of this 
Diocese at its next session, a plan for the formation of a league or brother- 
hood to aid the families of deceased clergymen in this Diocese," 

We find that no action in regard to this resolution has been taken. 

T. B. HAUGHTON, Chairman. 

On motion the committee was discharged. 

The committee to whom was referred the resolution in 
regard to repairing the Bishop's residence, and the propositions 
of St. John's and St. Mark's Parishes to sell their interests 
in the same to the Diocese, reported as follows : 

Resolved, That the whole subject of the purchase of the interests of the 
Parishes of St. John and St. Mark, in the Episcopal residence, and of the 
repairs to be made upon the said property, be referred to the Trustees of the 
Diocese, with full power to determine upon the course best to be taken in 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 41 



lgSii.) Finance Committee's Report. 



the interest of the Diocese, and also with power to make such purchase and 
to make sale of any portion of the property (if purchased) which they may 
think it best to dispose of in that way, and tu call upon the Treasurer for such 
sum out of the Permanent and Current Episcopal Funds as may be neces- 
sary for the purposes determined upon. 

ISRAEL HARDING, Chairman, 

The resolution was adopted. 

The Rev. Dr. Hughes presented and read the following 
report from the Committee on Finance : 

The Committee on Finance respectfully report the following scale of 
assessments for the current year upon the Parishes, Missions and Congrega- 
tions of the Diocese: (see page 17.) 

The foregoing is only recommendatory in so far as applicable to Mission 
Stations. 

By comparison of this scale of assessments with that reported last year by 
the Treasurer, it will appear that reductions in the assessments have been 
made in behalf of the Parishes of Holy Trinity, Hertford; St. Paul, Wil- 
mington; St. Thomas, Bath; St. James, Beaufort county ; Christ Church, 
Elizabeth City; St. Joseph, Fayetteville; St. Mary, Gatesville; Advent, 
Williamston; St. John, Winton; St. Paul, Beaufort, and St. John, Pitt 
county, amounting in the gross to $157 00. On the other hand, assessments 
have been made upon nineteen Missions and congregations, aggregating 
${42 00. Hence it will appear that the entire amount assessed for the current 
year is fifteen dollars less than that assessed for last year. Pledges, however, 
have been given the committee by representatives of various Parishes that 
increased efforts will be made to diminish the arrearages, so as to incease 
the annual income on the assessments to about $220 00 more than the 
amount fixed in the scale of assessments. This, if complied with, will 
make the entire annual amount, to be expected for several years to come, 
about $2 350 00. Your committee are deeply sensible of the necessit} 7 of 
guarding as far as possible against any reduction in the scale of assessments. 
For, although, as stated in the Treasurer's report, $402 13 have been trans- 
ferred to the credit of the Permanent Episcopal Fund during the past fiscal 
year, still it must be remembered that $276 00 of this amount was derived 
from payments on arrearages, and that of the income from the Permanent 
Episcopal Fund, and from the assessment combined there was but a small 



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balance after the payment of the necessary expenses of the Diocese. It must 
also be considered that while the income from the Permanent Fund will 
probably decrease in the immediate future, owing to the tendency to lower 
rates of interest, and from other causes, the expenses of the Diocese for the 
current year will be considerably increased by dues incurred in connection 
with the approaching General Convention. 

Your committee deeply deplore the meagreness of the contributions to 
Diocesan Missions' on the part of the Parishes generally, except in the case 
of St. James', Wilmington, which has contributed, according to the Treas- 
urer's report, $40:1 00 to this object; while the whole Diocese beside (outside 
of collections at the Bishop's visitation) have contributed only $157 00. 
This latter amount has been forwarded from eighteen out of thirty-six 
Parishes assessed, while the remaining seventeen do not appear to have con- 
tributed anything. The number of Parishes contributing to the Relief and 
Education Funds slightly exceed those of last year, while there is falling off 
in the number of contributors to the Church Building Fund. 

The committee beg leave to recommend to the several Parishes the adop- 
tion of the envelope system in raising funds for Parochial and other purposes, 
which has been already in use so long and successfully in several leading 
Parishes as to demonstrate its value. It consists in the procurement of in- 
dividual pledges for the payment of a certain sum weekly, which sums may 
be collected in envelopes at each service, or paid to the Parochial Treasurer 
as they may select. N. CODUN HUGHES, Chairman. 

Rev. R. B. Drane presented and read the following report 
from the Church Building Committee : 

The Church Building Committee has received from the vestry of St. Paul's 
Parish, Greenville, the gift of architectural drawings for a Church. Amount 
to credit of Committee on May 25th, i836, $49 15. 

REV. R. B. DRANE, for Committee. 

The minutes of the day's session were read, corrected and 
approved. 

It was moved that after suitable devotions the Convention 
adjourn sine die. 

The Gloria in Excelsis was sung, prayers were offered by 
the Bishop, who pronounced the Benediction, and the Con- 
vention adjourned sine die. 

NATHANIEL HARDING, Secretary 



Appendix A. 



EPISCOPAL ADDRESS. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 45 



May, 1888] • Bishop's Address. 



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Brethren of the Clergy and Laity : 

In obedience to the law of the Church, I make the following 
report of the State of the Diocese and of my own Official acts 
during the past Conventional year : — 

I have been everywhere cordially aided in the services by 
the local and neighboring clergy, for which aid they have my 
hearty thanks. As however the enumeration of the names 
of the assisting clergy on each occasion is not essential to the 
integrity of this report, while adding seriously to its volume, 
I hope my clerical brethren will not think me deficient in 
courtesy, if I content myself for the most part with this general 
recognition of the help they have universally and cheerfully 
given me. 

1885. During the Session of the Diocesan Convention in 
May 1885, assisted by the Rev. the clergy of the Diocese, I 
officiated in S. Mary's, Kinston, five times — celebrating 
twice. 

May 16th: I officiated at Evening Prayer in S. Mary's, 
Kinston, Rev. N. Harding preaching. 

May ijth, Sunday after Ascension, I made my Official 
visit to the same parish officiating three times, catechising the 
children, preaching once, celebrating the Holy Communion, 
Confirming n Whites and addressing the candidates. At the 



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night service, Rev. Mr. Forbes preached. Previous to the 
Confirmation Service, at the request of the Rector, I met the 
class to be confirmed, for the purpose of giving them special 
preparatory instruction. This has been done on several 
occasions, I hope to good effect. It has, at least, the advan- 
tage of bringing the Bishop into closer and more real relations 
to his people as their Chief Pastor. 

May igtJi. I admitted Claudius Emmet Sadler a candidate 
for Deacons' Orders. 

May 20th. At a private house in New Berne, at the re- 
quest of the Rector, I administered to a sick person. 

May 2 1 st. In the bounds of the old Parish of S. Thomas, 
Craven county, Rev. I. Harding minister in charge, I offici- 
ated at Morning Prayer in a Free Church, the old Church of 
the Parish having been destroyed during the war. A move- 
ment is on foot to rebuild it. Without help, however, it will 
be difficult for the feeble remainder of the congregation to do 
this. Yet is nothing impossible to those who have God 
for their helper. 

May 22nd. At Trenton, in Jones county, I laid the corner 
stone of an edifice to be known as Grace Church. The mis- 
sion in this town has a remarkable history. But two months 
had elapsed since the service of our Church had for the first 
time been heard in this place, and already the zeal and en- 
ergy of the missionary — the Rev. Israel Harding — was 
rewarded by the gift of a good lot for a Church, and a liberal 
subscription toward its erection. I will have more to say of 
this mission hereafter. 

The same day and place, at Evening Prayer, I officiated, 
preached and confirmed one. white person. 

May 24th,, Whitsunday. At Holy Innocents, in Lenoir 
county, (Rev. I. Harding) I officiated at Morning Prayer, 
preached', celebrated and confirmed one person. 



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1883 Bishcp's Address. 

The same day, I officiated in the Presbyterian Church at 
White Hall, at Evening Prayer, and preached. 

May 25th, Whitsim- Monday, At La Grange (Rev. I. 
Harding) I officiated at Morning Prayer and preached. 

The same day, at Evening Prayer, I officiated and preached 
in the Methodist Church at Lenoir Institute. 

May 26th, Whitsun-Tuesday. In the Baptist Church at 
Snow Hill, (Rev. I. Harding) I officiated, preached and cele- 
brated. 

May 2jth. In the Masonic Lodge at Marlboro, I officiated, 
preached and celebrated. 

May 29th. At S. John's, Pitt county, (Rev. I. Harding) 
I officiated, preached and celebrated. 

In the evening officiated and preached in a school-room in 
S. Michael's parish, Pitt county. 

May 30th. In S. Paul's, Greenville, (Rev. N. C. Hughes, 
D. D., Rector) I met the Convocation of Eden ton and offici- 
ated twice; Rev. Mr. Windley preaching in the morning, and 
Rev Mr. Drane at night. 

May 31st, Trinity Sunday. In the same place, catechised 
the children, officiated and preached twice, celebrated and 
confirmed one white person. 

The same day in the afternoon, laid the corner-stone for a 
new brick parish Church, to replace the smaller wooden 
building which for many years has sheltered its worshippers, 
but which has become too small for their increasing numbers 

June 2nd. At S. Paul's, Vanceboro, (Rev. N. C. Hughes, 
D. D.) I officiated, preached, celebrated and confirmed two 
white persons. 

June 4 th. In a school-room at Aurora, (Rev. N. C. Hughes, 
Jr.) I officiated, preached, baptised three children and cele- 
brated. 



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June $th. In the Masonic Lodge at Bayboro, (Rev. N. C. 
Hughes, Jr.) I officiated, preached, baptized a child and 
celebrated. 

June 6th. At a private house in S. John's parish, Dur- 
ham's Creek, (Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr.) I baptized a child. 

The same day, at St. John's, Durham's Creek, officiated, 
preached and celebrated. 

June jth, Sunday, ist ajter Trinity. At Zion Church, 
Beaufort county, (Rev. R. B. Windley) I officiated and 
preached at Morning and Evening Prayer, catechised the 
children and celebrated. Met the vestry, 

June 8th. In S. Thomas', Bath, (Rev. N. E. Price) I of- 
ficiated at Evening Prayer and preached. 

June pth. In the same place, I officiated, preached and 
celebrated. 

June ioth. In S. James', Beaufort county, officiated, 
preached, celebrated and confirmed one white person. 

In the afternoon at a private house in the same Parish I 
baptized a child. 

At night, in the Baptist Church at Pautego, officiated and 
preached. 

June nth, Festival oj S. Barnabas. In S. John's, Makely 
ville, (Rev. S. S. Barber) I officiated, preached and confirmed 
three white persons. 

June 1 2th. I officiated in the Court House at Swan Quarter, 
(Rev. S. S. Barber) and preached. 

June ijth. Officiated and preached in school-house at 
Juniper Bay, (Rev. S. S. Barber). 

June 14th, Sunday, 2nd ajter Trinity. At S. George's 
Lake Landing, I officiated, preached, baptized an infant and 
celebrated. 



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June 13th. In a hall at Fairfield, Hyde county, officiated 
and preached. 

June 16th. In a private house at Fairfield, celebrated the 
Holy Communion. 

The same day, in a private house at Swan Quarter, held a 
family service and celebrated the Holy Communion. 

June igth. At Trinity Church, Chocowinity, (Rev. N. C. 
Hughes, D. D.) I officiated, preached, celebrated and con- 
firmed three white persons. 

June 20th. At HawBranch School-house, (Rev. N. C. Hughes, 
Jr.) I officiated, preached, celebrated' and confirmed two white 

persons. 

June 21st , 3rd Sunday after Trinity. At S. Peter's, Wash- 
ington, (Rev. N. Harding, Rector) I officiated and preached 
twice, catechised the children, celebrated, and confirmed ten 
white persons. 

June 23rd. In the Union School-room at Jamesville, Mar- 
tin county, (Rev. Thomas B. Haughton) I officiated, preached 
and celebrated. 

June 26th. At S. Barnabas', Murfreesboro, officiated and 
preached twice; celebrated and confirmed one white person — 
having first baptized the candidate, at her own request, by 
immersion in the river Meherrin. 

June 28th, <fth Sunday after Trinity. At S. John's, Win- 
ton, officiated and preached twice, baptized three children 
and celebrated. 

June 30th. At S. Mary's, Gatesville, officiated, preached 
and celebrated. 

July Tst. At S. Peter's Chapel, Gates county, officiated, 
preached, celebrated and confirmed one white person. 

At night in S. Mary's, Gatesville, said Evening Prayer 
and preached. 



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July 3rd. At the house of J. T. Tunis, Esq., Tunis' 1 
Mills, said Morning Prayer and lectured. 

July 5th, 5th Sunday after Trinity. At Holy Innocents, 
Avoca, (Rev. E. R. Sweetland) I officiated and preached 
twice, celebrated and catechised the children. 

July ith. At. S. Paul's, Edenton, (Rev. R. B. Drane) I 
officiated, preached and confirmed one white person. 

July 8th. At Edenton, I laid the corner-stone of a new 
Church for the colored congregation of S. John Evangelist- 
It will be remembered that, in the summer of 1884, a tornado 
had entirely destroyed their newly built Church. Great praise 
is due to the congregation and the minister in charge, (the 
Rev. R. B. Drane) for the promptitude with which, with but 
little outside help, they have set themselves to work to re- 
place their lost house of worship. They are, however, few 
and feeble. You, brethren, to whom God has given the means, 
should help them to carry on their work to completion. 

The same day, assisted by Rev. Dr. Barten, of our sister 
Diocese of Virginia, as preacher, and by others of our own 
clergy, held service. at S. Paul's for the colored congregation 
of S. John. Celebrated, and confirmed two colored persons. 

July oth. At Morning Prayer in S. Paul's, Edenton, of- 
ficiated, preached, celebrated, and ordained to the Priesthood 
Rev. Eli Chrysostom Burr, in charge at South Mills, Cam- 
den county. I was assisted in the ordination service by Rev. 
Messrs. O. S. Barten, D. D. , R. B. Drane and E. R. Sweet- 
land. 

July 10th. At Holy Trinity, Hertford, officiated, preached 
and celebrated. 

July 1 2th, 6th Sunday after Trinity. At the Hotel at Nags_ 
Head, officiated and preached twice. 

July 13th. Said Morning Prayer, and made an address at 
Manteo, on Roanoke Island. 



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A special interest attached to this service, inasmuch as 
it was held near by, if not upon, the spot where Sir Walter 
Raleigh's colony landed about this time in July 1584 ; and where, 
on that occasion, the service of our Church must have been heard 
for the first time. It is highly probable, that since then, there 
have been occasional repetitions of our service on Roanoke 
Island, especially during the late war. It would, I am sure, 
gratify the religious and patriotic sentiment of our Church, to 
learn the permanent establishment, upon the spot where 
Amadas and Barlow landed, of the form of worship in which 
the Christian's God was first worshipped there. Cannot this 
feeling be appealed to, to found a Mission which sooner or 
later must be planted on the island? 

But a more pressing call for help comes to us from the 
opposite shore, at Nag's Head. Many of our people 
gather at that favorite watering place during the summer. 
I was told that, on one day during the summer of 1884, 
there were a thousand visitors there. The surroundings 
of social life at such a place, while delightful, are not 
without spiritual risk, especially for the young. The per- 
petual call to pleasure and amusement, and the absence 
of the restraining influences of home, create a special 
danger for all such places of resort. The temptation to for- 
get the law of the Lord's day is great, and is seriously increased 
by the absence of stated religious services. I do not desire to 
abate, in the least, the reasonable enjoyment of such an at- 
tractive resort. But Christians should remember that the law 
of God has no vacations, but is over them, during their seasons, 
of relaxation and pleasure, as much as in those of work and 
everyday life. He is no true follower of Christ who unthank- 
fully leaves his Master, or his Master's law, out of the seasons 
of pleasure and relaxation, graciously permitted him by his 



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Heavenly Father. But the weakness of human nature re- 
quires the support of ordinances, and of set times and places;: 
and it would be, for those who have the means, a worthy way of 
bestowing them, to provide for the worship of God at such 
centres of human life and, influence, and of temptation also. 
You will remember that I appealed for help in that work last 
year. During the summer, I requested several of our Chris- 
tian ladies spending the season there to bear this matter in 
mind and act as collectors. The work was kindly under- 
taken. But so far the result has been infinitesimal, the whole 
amount realized up to this time not much exceeding fifty 
dollars. Let me hope that so important an object has not 
altogether failed to excite your interest, and that better times, 
for the husbandman, may bring correspondingly better results 
in this direction also. 

July 15th. I officiated and preached at S. Paul's, Beaufort, 
(Rev. E. M. Forbes, Rector) and met the vestry. 

July 19th, yth Sunday ajter Trinity. At Christ Church, 
Elizabeth City, I officiated and preached twice, catechised the 
children, celebrated, and baptized four children. Met the 
vestry. 

July 20th. At Grace Church, Plymouth, (Rev. E. R. 
Sweetland) I officiated and preached. 

About this time, to my great regret and to that of his par- 
ishioners, the health of the Rev. Mr. Sweetland having 
given way, I gave him at his request letters dimissory to the 
Diocese of Wisconsin. This brother had come to us about 
Easter, an invalid in search of a parish and of a climate in 
which he could work efficiently. Since his arrival and up to 
the time of his departure, he was in charge of the work at Ply- 
mouth, Windsor and Avoca, at each of which posts he had 
done excellent work and had endeared himself greatly to the 



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people. His departure from the Diocese is a serious loss to us. 

Jtdy 26th, 8th Sunday after Trinity. At S. Paul's Wil- 
mington, (Rev. T. M. Ambler, Rector) I officiated and preached 
twice. 

July 2jth. At a private house in Wilmington conducted 
the funeral of a young man. . 

August 2nd, gth Sunday after Trinity. At S. Philip's, 
Smith ville, officiated and preached twice and administered the 
Holy Communion. 

August pth, 10th Sunday after Trinity. In a hall at 
Cronly officiated and preached twice, and celebrated. 

August nth. At Waccamaw said Morning Prayer and 
lectured. 

August ijth. At Oakland, in Bladen county, said Morn- 
ing Prayer, preached and celebrated. 

August 1 6th, nth Sunday after Trinity. At S. Mark's, 
Wilmington, (colored) officiated, and preached twice and cel- 
ebrated. 

August 1 8th. At a private house in Wilmington adminis- 
tered the Holy Communion to a sick person. 

August 23 rd, 12th Sunday after Trinity At Mt. Lebanon 
Chapel, Wrightsville, officiated and preached twice. 

August 30th, ijth Sunday after Trinity. In the Academy 
at Burgaw officiated aud preached twice. 

The same day celebrated in a private house. 

Sept. 6th, 14th Sunday after Trinity. At S. Paul's, Wil- 
mington, officiated and preached twice. 

In the month of September, I attended the meeting of the 
Missionary Committee in New York and succeeded in securing 
a continuation of the appropriations hitherto made to this 
Diocese. 

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Committee appropriates, annually, in aid of the work in this 
Diocese, $1,680. The total response from our Diocese, as ex- 
hibited by our Journal of 1885, was, for all extra Diocesan 
work, $639 28. The discrepancy was most observable as be- 
tween the contributions from the Diocese toward the colored 
work in general, and the appropriations by the General Com- 
mittee to our own colored work. Our contributions (made 
from two parishes only) amounted to $530, while the Com- 
mittee's appropriation to our own work was $1,480. 

During a portion of the month of September and October, 
while at the North, I was the recipient of hospitalities and 
brotherly courtesies from the Assistant Bishop of New York 
and the Bishop of Long Island, and from their clergy. I of- 
ficiated and preached repeatedly. But as this was no part of 
my Diocesan work, it is not necessary for me to specify the 
occasions. Returning to North Carolina, I entered the Diocese, 
by the way of the Norfolk and Southern R. R., that I might 
be able to visit, on my way, the northern tier of counties, 
which had become so sadly destitute of clergy. 

Oct. 15th. I officiated and preached in Holy Trinity, Hert- 
ford. 

Oct. 17th. At Plymouth, in a private house, I confirmed 
a sick person. Though not, as I supposed, at the time 
actually moribund, in two hours thereafter he had passed on 
to the other life. 

Oct. i8th, 20th Sunday after Trinity. I officiated and 
preached at Morning Prayer in the Church of the Advent, 
Williamston. At night, officiated and preached in S. Mar- 
tin's, Hamilton. 

Oct. 23I/1, 21st Sunday after Trinity. I officiated and 
preached, in the morning, inS. Pauls', Wilmington, and, in the 



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afternoon, in the school-room of S. James' Home, baptizing in 
the latter place four children. 

I feel that I cannot well speak too highly of the work at S. 
James' Home. My own connection with it, while Rector of 
S. James' Parish, enables me to speak with confidence of its 
blessed influence from its inception to the present time. It 
has not yet entered on its full work as a Home, though it has 
done much, from time to time, as a refuge for the sick, for the 
penitent and for orphans. But its great work has been that 
of an associate lay mission, visiting the poor, the sick and the 
penitent, in their homes, and taking the children into its 
arms and training them, both for their work on earth and for 
their home in Heaven. By these methods, it has contributed 
very largely to the Church's growth. Its instruction has been 
entirely free. It has not aimed at teaching the higherbranches 
or accomplishments, which are often the causes of discontent, 
unfitting the learner for his or her own sphere of life, but 
only the plainer and more necessary parts of a sound English 
education. Along with its intellectual culture, has gone its 
moral and spiritual training, inculcating the principles of 
Religion as understood by our Church. For some years past, 
the whole work has been conducted by the Sisterhood of the 
Good Shepherd, on the invitation of the Bishop and of the Rec- 
tor of S. James. The late wise and lamented Bishop Atkinson 
thought highly of the work, and frequently contributed, from 
his own means, to its maintenance. The whole movement, 
unlike that conducted by some other religious Sisterhoods, 
has been smooth and subordinate, recognizing fully the 
authority of the Bishop in his Diocese, and of the Rector in his 
parish. If the parish of S. James were not a part of itself, 
the Diocese might almost envy that parish its possession of 
such an agency. I could wish that it were Diocesan, but I 



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fear that it would not be nearly so well supported by the 
Diocese as it has been by S. James' parish. The greater 
breadth of the support would be more than counterbalanced 
by its attenuation. 

Nov. isl, 22d Sunday after Trinity and Festival of All 
Saints. I re-opened S. James' Parish Church after its recent 
enlargement and repairs, making use of the authority given 
me by the canons and preparing a suitable service — officiating, 
preaching and celebrating. 

This church, to which I am attached by twenty years of ser- 
vice as its Pastor, has, under the stimulating influence of its 
new Rector, been greatly enlarged and beautified. Asurpliced 
choir of more than forty men and boys has been organized, 
by whom the music of the Church is rendered in a manner 
spirited and inspiriting. I am told that one result has 
been, to induce more persons in the congregation to join in 
the singing — a very valuable result, if it be one. Those who 
can join in the musical praises of God, but do not, render a 
defective worship. I hold that nothing has more fatally 
tended to empty our church music of its devotional element 
than the relegation of this duty to the choir. The choir 
should lead, and not supplant the congregation. The case is 
still worse, when the choir forget their responsible position 
as conductors of the worship of God, and inattentive to the 
solemn service, and thoughtless of the meaning of the 
words they use, or of the awful majesty of Him to whom 
the words are addressed, regard only the music and its 
preparations. On the lips of an irreverent choir such 
words are mockery and insult. Better have no worship of 
song at all than have it rendered irreverently. All that the 
Church does, especially all that she does in the way of worship, 



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should be real. Let us hope that the sin has been one of 
thoughtlessness, and not one of deliberate indifference. 

In the afternoon of the same day I took part in the service 
at S. Paul's. 

Nov. 23rd. 3rd Sunday after Trinity. I officiated at S. 
John's, Wilmington, in the morning, and at S. James' in the 
afternoon, preaching at the former service. 

Nov. gth. At this time I received into the Diocese, by let- 
ter dimissory from the Bishop of North Carolina, the Rev. 
Horace Grey Hilton, who took charge, immediately, of the 
work at Plymouth, Windsor and Avoca, recently surrendered 
by the Rev. E. R. Sweetland. We have reason gladly to 
welcome a brother so beloved and respected, and who in days 
gone by has done such good work with us, in the old undivided 
Diocese. 

Nov. 12th. At a private House in Shoe Heel, I celebrated 
the communion and addressed the congregation. 

At night, in a hall in the same place, I officiated and 
preached. 

Nov. 14th. In private houses, at Rockfish, I baptized two 

children. 

At night, in Christ Church, in the same place, I officiated 

and preached. 

Nov. 13th. 24th Sunday after Trinity. In the same place, 
in Christ Church, I officiated, preached, catechised, baptized 
three children and celebrated. Met the vestry. 

At night, in S. John's, Fayetteville, (Rev. Dr. Huske), I 
officiated, preached and confirmed twenty-six white persons. 
The next day I met the vestry. 

Nov. /6th. At night, in S. Joseph's, (colored church), Fay- 
etteville, (Rev. H. S. McDuffey, Deacon), I officiated, 
preached, confirmed four colored persons and met the vestry. 



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Nov. iyth. Admitted Rev. Henry S. McDuffey, colored, 
as a candidate for Priests orders. 

At night, at S. John's, Fayetteville, I officiated and preached. 

Nov. 18th. At a private house, near Shoe Heel, baptized an 
infant and confirmed two white persons. 

Nov. 21st. In Wilmington, took part in a funeral. 

Nov. 22nd, 25th Sunday after Trinity. Took part in the 
service, at S. Paul's in the morning, and at S. James' in the 
evening. 

Same day, confirmed a sick person (white) belonging to S. 
James' parish. 

Nov. 24.H1. At Wilmington, took part in a funeral. 

Nov. 26th, Thanksgiving Day. Officiated at S. Mark's, 
Wilmington, and preached. 

Nov. 2jth. At a private house in Wilmington, administered 
the communion to a sick person. 

Nov. 29th, Advent Sunday, at S. Gabriel's, Faisons, offi- 
ciated, preached, celebrated, and confirmed two white persons. 

Dec. 1 st. At S. Paul's, Clinton, officiated twice, preached 
once, celebrated, confirmed three white persons and met the 
vestry. 

Dec. 2 nd. In the same place, officiated at Morning Prayer. 
[About this time I had the sad news of the death of Claudius 
Emmett Sadler, a candidate for orders in this Diocese, and a 
young man of promise. I pray God to comfort his bereaved 
family.] 

Dec. 4th. In S. Stephen's, Goldsboro, (Rev. J. M. Hill- 
yar), I officiated and preached. The next day met the vestry. 

Dec. 6th, 2nd Sunday in Advent, at S. Stephens, Golds- 
boro, officiated and preached twice, catechised, celebrated and 
confirmed eight white persons. 



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Dec. yth. In Col. Davis' school-room, at LaGrange, said 
Kvening Prayer and preached. 

Dec. 8th. At a private house, at LaGrange, confirmed a 
sick person, white. 

At night, officiated in the Baptist Church at Snow Hill. 

Dec. gth. In the same place, preached and celebrated. 

In the afternoon, at a private house,, in the same place, con- 
firmed a sick person, white, and afterwards administered the 
communion. 

Dec. ioth. In a school-room, in S. Michael's Parish, Pitt 
county, officiated, preached and celebrated. 

Dec. nth. In S. John's Church, Pitt county, officiated, 
preached and celebrated. After service met the vestry. 

Dec. ijth, 3rd Sunday in Advent. In S. Mary's, Kinston, 
(Rev. I. Harding), I officiated and preached twice, catechised 
the children and celebrated. Met the vestry. 

Dec ij.th. In Holy Innocents, Lenoir county, I officiated, 
preached and celebrated. 

Dec. 15th. Met the Convocation of Newbern at Trenton. 

At night I had the pleasure of taking part in the first ser- 
vice held in Grace Church, Trenton. 

This is one of the most promising missions in the Diocese. 
The work, conducted thus far by the Rev. Israel Harding, has 
had a remarkable success. Scarcely ten months before this, 
in March, 1885, the service of our Church was heard for the 
first time. The missionary found four or five persons — all but 
one of them ladies — who had been connected with the church 
elsewhere. These made the nucleus of the new congregation. 
Steps were immediately taken toward the building of a church. 
A lot was given and a subscription opened. Two months 
afterward, in May, the corner-stone was laid, and now, in 
December, I returned to find a beautiful edifice, nearly com- 



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plete, ready for our services. It has been a most gratifying 
response to the faithful efforts of the missionary in charge, 
and a remarkable evidence of the zeal and activity of the few 
laymen upon the spot, who, almost entirely unaided, have ac- 
complished the work. Such occurrences show what zeal and 
prompt action can accomplish, and give us reason to thank 
God and take courage. 

Dec. 1 6th. In the new church at Trenton, officiated twice, 
preached once y celebrated and confirmed four white persons. 

Dec. iyth. In the same place, confirmed one white person. 

The same day, I organized the mission of Grace Church, 
Trenton, appointing the Warden and the Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Dec. 18th. Officiated, preached and celebrated in a free 
chapel, in what was formerly known as S. Thomas' Parish, 
Craven county; confirming one white person. At this point 
an attempt is being made to rebuild the church, which was 
burned during the war. The parish is an old one, having 
been admitted into union with the Convention in 1833. 

At night, in a private house, baptized an adult. 

Dec. 20th, jt/i Sunday in Advent. In S. Paul's Parish, 
Beaufort, officiated and preached twice, catechised the chil- 
dren and confirmed one white person. 

I also met the confirmation class of last year for instruction ; 
and after night service, the communicants of the parish. The 
next day met the vestry. 

Dec. 21st. At night, in S. Paul's Chapel, met the Parish 
Guild. 

At this time, I received Elisha Forbes Rice and John Ben- 
ners Gibble, as Postulants. 

Dec. 22nd. In the same place, met the colored congrega- 
tion, officiating and preaching. 



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Dec. 23rd. At S. Cyprian's, Newbern, (colored), (Rev. P. 
W. Cassey), I officiated at Evening Prayer, preached, and con- 
firmed sixteen colored persons. 

Dec. 2{th. At a private house in Newbern confirmed one 
person. 

Dec. 25th, Christmas. In Christ Church, Newbern, offici- 
ated, preached and celebrated. 

Dec. 26th, Festival, S. Stephen. Took part in the service 
at Christ Church. 

Dec. 2jth, 1st Sunday after Christmas. In the morning, 
officiated at S. Cyprian's, preached and celebrated. Met the 
vestry. 

In the afternoon, in the same place, confirmed two colored 
persons. 

The same afternoon, catechised the children, both at Christ 
Church and S. Cyprian's. 

At night, officiated and preached in Christ Church, and con- 
firmed eight white persons. 

i886.-fari'y /st, Festival of the Circumcision. Celebrated 
at S. James', Wilmington. 

faii'y 3rd, 2nd Sunday after Christmas. Took part in 
the service, morning and night, at S. James', Wilmington, and 
celebrated. 

faii'y 10th, 1st Sunday after Epiphany. Officiated and 
preached, morning and night, at S. John's, Wilmington. 

faii'y 14th. Took part in a funeral at S. James'. 

fan'y lyth, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany. Officiated and 
preached, morning and evening, at S. Paul's, Wilmington. 

faii'y 24-th, 3rd Sunday after Epiphany. In the morn- 
ing, officiated, preached and celebrated at S. Marks, Wil- 
mington. 

In the evening, took part in the service at S. James'. 



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Jari'y 26th. I received into the Diocese, by letter dimissory 
from the Bishop of Central Pennsylvania, the Rev. John Scott. 
Mr. Scott takes charge of S. George's, Hyde county. 

Jan'y lyth. Met the Convocation of Newbern, at Wil- 
mington. 

At Morning Prayer, in S. Pauls', I officiated and celebrated, 
Rev. Mr. Shields preaching. 

At night, officiated at S, Marks', when addresses were 
made by Rev. Messrs. Lewis, Hillyar and myself. 

Jan'' y 18th. Took part in the early celebration at S. James') 
and in the night service, in the same place, and in Morning 
Prayer, at St. Johns', Rev. Mr. Hillyar preaching. 

At the night service, at S. James' , addresses on missionary 
matters were made by the Rev. Messrs. I. Harding, Carmi- 
chael and myself. 

Jari'y 31st. j.th Sunday after Epiphany. At Morning 
Prayer, consecrated S. Josephs' Church, Fayetteville, assisted 
by Rev. Dr. Huske and Rev. Mr. McDuffey, 

In the afternoon, officiated in the same place, at Evening 
Prayer: baptized a colored infant, and confirmed seven persons 
of color. 

At night, in S. Johns', Fayetteville, officiated, preached 
and confirmed two white persons. 

Feb. 1st. At a private house, in Fayetteville, confirmed 
one white person. 

Same day, at night, officiated and preached in Christ 
Church, Rockfish. 

Feb. 2nd. At Shoe Heel, at night, officiated and preached. 

Feb. yth, jth Sunday after Epiphany. Officiated and 
preached twice, in S. James', Wilmington, baptized a child 
and celebrated. 

In the afternoon, at S. James' Home, officiated, preached, 



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baptized one child and certified the baptism of two others. 
Feb. ij-tk, 6th Sunday after Epiphany. In S. James', 
Wilmington, officiated twice, preached once, celebrated, and 
conducted a funeral. 

Feb. 2/st, Septitagesima. Officiated once and preached at 
S. Pauls', Wilmington. 

Feb. 28th, Sexagesima. Officiated and preached at S. 
Johns', Wilmington, morning and night. 

March yth, Qiiiuquagesima. Officiated at S. Marks', 
Wilmington, twice, preached once, celebfated, and catechised 
the children. 

At night, at S.James', took part in the service and preached. 

March 10th, Ash Wednesday. Officiated, at S. Marks', 
in the morning, and preached. 

In the afternoon, took part in the service at S. James'. 

March nth. At S. James', took part in the service. 

March i^th, 1st Sunday in Lent. In the morning, at S. 
Marks', officiated and preached. 

In the afternoon, at S. Pauls', took part in the service. 

March 16th. At S. James', took part in the Morning 
Prayer. 

March 18th. Took part in the morning service at S. 
James' . 

Same day, at a private house, administered the communion 
to a sick person. 

March 2/st, 2nd Sunday in Lent, In the Church of the 
Advent, Williamston, (Rev. T. B. Haughton), officiated and 
preached twice, and celebrated. At the Rectory, in the after- 
noon, catechised the children. 

March 22nd, In the Union School-house, at Jamesville, 
officiated and celebrated, Rev. N. Harding preaching. 

March 2jrd. At Zion Church, Beaufort county, (Rev. R. 



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B. Windley), I officiated, preached, celebrated, and confirmed 
one person. Met the vestry. 

In the afternoon, at a private house, in the same, parish) 
confirmed one white person and administered the communion. 

March 24th. In S. Thomas', Bath, (Rev. N. E. Price), I 
officiated and preached twice, catechised the children, cele- 
brated, and confirmed four white persons. 

March 25-ik. In a free Church, at Yeatesville, officiated 
and preached. 

At night, in the Baptist Church, at Pantego, officiated and 
preached. 

March 26th. At S. James', Beaufort county, (Rev. N. E. 
Price), officiated, preached, celebrated, and confirmed two 
persons. Met the vestry. 

March 2jth. At S. Peters', Washington, (Rev. N. Har- 
ding,) took part in Evening Prayer. 

March 28th, 3rd Sunday in Lent. In the same place, offi- 
ciated and preached twice, catechised the children, celebrated, 
and confirmed thirteen white persons. 

March 29th. In the same place, took part in Evening 
Prayer. Met the vestry. 

March 30th. Same place, took part in Evening Prayer. 

April 1 st. At S. Johns', Makelyville, (Rev. S. S. Barber), 
officiated and preached twice, baptized a white adult and con- 
firmed two white persons. 

April 2nd. At Swan Quarter, (Rev. S. S. Barber), at night, 
officiated, preached, and confirmed one white person. 

April 3rd. At Juniper Bay, officiated and preached. 

April $lh, £th Sunday in Lent. In S. Georges', Hyde 
county, officiated twice and preached, catechised the children, 
celebrated, and confirmed two white persons. Met the vestry. 
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recently taken charge of the parish, and whom I had received 
by letter from the Bishop of Pennsylvania. 

April 6th. In a hall, at Fairfield, officiated, preached, and 
confirmed four persons. 

Afterwards, in a private house, celebrated the Holy Com- 
munion. 

In this place a lot has been purchased, and it is hoped that, 
before long, a church may be built. 

April 8th. In a hall at Aurora, (Rev. H. H. Phelps,) I 
officiated at Evening Prayer. Rev. H. H. Phelps preaching. 

April gth. In the same place, officiated at Morning Prayer 
preached and celebrated. Met the officers of the mission. In 
this place there is an unfinished church. I hope that, upon 
my next visit, it may be ready for occupation. 

The same day, at night, officiated in the Masonic Hall at 
Bayboro, (Rev. H. H. Phelps), and baptized two adults. 
Rev. Mr. Phelps preached. 

April ioth. In the hall at Bayboro, officiated, preached, 
baptized a white infant, celebrated, and confirmed four white 
persons. 

April In th, jlk Sunday in Lent. At S. Johns 1 , Durham's 
Creek, officiated and preached at Morning Prayer, celebrated, 
and confirmed three white persons. 

In the afternoon, at a private house, baptized four white 
children. 

Same day, at another private house, administered the com- 
munion to a sick person. 

Same day, at night, at a private house at Edward's Mill, 
officiated and preached. The house was crowded beyond its 
capacity, so that many remained on the outside. Rev. Mr. 
Phelps, who has been holding service there of late, tells me 
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April 1 2 tli. At a private house in S. Johns' Parish, Dur- 
ham's Creek, administered the communion to a sick person. 

The same night, at the house of Rev. Dr. Hughes, at 
Chocowinity, I met for instruction the confirmation class. 
As I have already remarked, this seems to me a desirable 
practice, as lifting the Bishop out of the sphere of a mere 
administrator of ordinances, and bringing him into contact 
with those preparing for confirmation, as their chief Pastor. 

April /jtli. At Trinity Church, Chocowinity, (Rev. Dr. 
Hughes, Rector), I officiated at Morning Prayer, preached, 
catechised the children, celebrated, and confirmed fourteen 
white persons. Met the vestry. 

This class was largely due to the influence of the Church 
school, maintained by Rev. Dr. Hughes, his sons, and assis- 
tants. At present, Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., is in charge of 
the work, which seems to be quite successful. The atten- 
dance is larger than heretofore. T was moreover very much 
pleased with the appearance and deportment of the students, 
both male and female. It cannot be but that the influence of 
the school, upon all within it, is good. 

April rj.th. At Haw Branch School-House, I celebrated 
and preached. 

April fjfli. At night, officiated and preached in the 
school-house at Chocowinity. 

April 16th. At a private house, baptized and confirmed a 
white acLu-it. 

The same morning, in the Methodist Church at Vanceboro, 
officiated, preached, celebrated, and confirmed two white per- 
sons. Met the vestry. 

April 17th. In S. Pauls', Greenville, (Rev. N. C. Hughes, 
D. D., Rector), I took part in Evening Prayer and met the 
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April 18th, Palm Sunday. In the new Chnrch erected for 
S. Pauls' Parish, Greenville, officiated and preached twice, 
catechised the children, celebrated, and confirmed two white 
persons. Met the vestry. 

The congregation of this parish have substituted a new 
and beautiful brick edifice, for the old wooden one, in which 
they have worshipped so many years. The new Church is 
creditable to the taste of the congregation and the Building 
Committee. As some things were still wanting, and as the 
debt for its construction has not all been met, the building 
could not at this time be consecrated. 

April igth. A letter from Rev. Walter Smith, of the 
Diocese of North Carolina, having reached me, proposing 
services at Bethel, a comparatively new town on the line of 
the Tarboro and Williamston road, I met him there, on the 
night of April 19th, when we held services together, in the 
Academy, kindly placed at our disposal by the principal. 
The room was densely crowded and many could not get in. 

We have three communicants living there, and the prospect 
of a congregation seems good, if we can only give them regu- 
lar services. To Rev. Mr. Smith belongs the credit of break- 
ing ground at this point. 

April 20th. At a private house, in Bethel, I celebrated the 
Holy Communion. 

The same day, at night, in S. Martins' Church, Hamilton, 
I officiated and preached. Met the vestry. 

April 21st. In the same place, officiated, preached and 
celebrated. 

The same afternoon, at a private house, in Hamilton, 
administered the Holy Communion to a sick person. 

April 23rd, Good Friday. Took part in the services, at 
Morning and Evening Prayer, in S. James', Wilmington. 



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April 24th, Easter Even. Took part in the service at 
S. James 1 . 

April 2jtk, Easter. At a private house, in Wilmington, 
administered to a sick person. 

At Morning Prayer, at S. Marks', officiated, preached and 
celebrated. 

In the afternoon, I took part in the children's service at S. 
James', and, at a later hour, in the Evening Prayer at S. 
John's. 

At the former of these services, the Lenten Sunday-School 
offering of S. James' Parish was presented, in mite-chests, with 
which an emblematic ship, representing the Church, was 
laden. 

Von are, most of you, aware of the request made by me, 
of the several Sunday-Schools of the Diocese, that their Len- 
ten offerings, this year, might be given me for special use. 
I had come in from my visitations, much depressed by the 
pecuniary condition of many of the clergy, and asking myself 
the question, whether the relief of our brethren at home was 
not of more immediate consequence than the support of gen- 
eral missions, for which the general secretary had requested 
the Lenten offerings of our Sunday-Schools. I would not 
have our Parishes practice even religions selfishness. Selfish- 
ness in all its forms, individual, parochial or diocesan, is in- 
consistent with the spirit of Christ, or of Christianity. 

But just at this time the call seemed to be more urgent at 
home. The distribution of mite-chests for the purpose was 
suggested by the Rector of S. James', who kindly took upon 
himself all the trouble. 

The plan was adopted, and has been carried out with good 
results. Excepting the colored Parishes, which are so largely 
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their offerings from the general fund, would have been unjust, 
I invited all the Sunday-Schools of the Diocese to join in ac- 
cumulating a fund to be placed at the disposal of the Bishop 
for the relief of the clergy and feebler Parishes. The appeal 
was however imperfectly carried out, partly in consequence of 
the failure of the circular to reach the schools in time. The 
Easter offering at S. James' was the first response definitely 
made. 

The ship of the Church brought in nearly $170. After 
Easter other contributions came in from many of the Sunday- 
Schools of the Diocese, amounting in all to more than $250. 
Of this amount I have already distributed the greater part, 
very much, I am sure, to the relief of the recipients. 

At night I made my official visit to S. James', Wilming- 
ton, (Rev. W. H. Lewis) officiating, preaching, and con- 
firming forty-three whites. It is worthy of remark that, 
inclusive of the Sunday-School Lenten offering, already men- 
tioned, this parish has contributed, during the past year, more 
than five hundred and seventy dollars to Diocesan missions. 

April 2jth. At S. Marks', Wilmington, I officiated and 
baptized a colored infant. 

May 2nd. First Sunday after Easter, at a private house in 
Washington County, I baptized an adult. 

The same day, at morning prayer at S; Luke's, Washington 
County, (Rev. L- Eborn) I officiated, preached, catechised the 
children, celebrated, and confirmed ten white persons. 

The same night, in Grace Church, Plymouth, (Rev. H. G. 
Hilton) I officiated, preached and confirmed twelve white per- 
sons. Met the Vestry. 

May jth. At a private house in Washington County, I 
administered the Communion to a sick person. 

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County, (Rev. L- Eborn) I officiated, preached, celebrated, and 
confirmed one white person. 

May gth, Second Sunday after Easter. In S. David's, Scup- 
pernong, (Rev. L,. Eborn), I officiated, preached, catechised 
the children, celebrated, and confirmed twelve white persons. 
Met the vestry. 

In the afternoon, at the same place, I officiated for the col- 
ored congregation, preached, and confirmed two persons of 
color. 

About this time, news reached me of the death of the Rev. 
Charles Otis Brady, who, for many years, had faithfully 
served the colored parish of S. Mark at Wilmington. Modest, 
quiet and courteous, God-fearing and devout, he had not only 
gone in and out among his people as a true pastor, presenting, 
annually, full confirmation classes to his Bishop, but had also 
by his influence with friends at the North, contributed large- 
ly to the material prosperity of the parish. 

He has left a monument of his care for his flock in the sub- 
stantial brick church, toward the erection of which, he 
brought from his Northern friends more than $4,000. To this 
may be added $4,000 more, which he was instrumental from 
time to time, in securing, from the same sources, for other re- 
ligious objects within the parish. 

May i6tk, 3rd Sunday after Easter. I took part in the 
Morning Service at S. Paul's, Wilmington. Met the vestry. 

In the afternoon, in the same place, catechized the children. 

The same afternoon, at S James', took part in a funeral. 

The same afternoon, officiated at Evening Prayer in* S. 
James' parish. 

The same day at night, at S. Paul's, Wilmington, officiated, 
preached, and confirmed three white persons. 

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celebrated and confirmed three white persons at S. John's 
Church, Wilmington. After service met the vestry. 

The same day, at night, assisted by several of the city clergy, 
I officiated, preached, and confirmed eleven persons of color in 
S. Mark's, Wilmington ; the Rev. Dr. Carmichael having 
kindly taken up Mr. Brady's work of preparation at the point 
where their deceased pastor's hands, relaxed by death, had 
dropped it 

Of the above, the sum is this : 

Services 262, (visiting forty of the parishes or missions 
twice or oftener) ; sermons 180, beside confirmation addresses; 
catechisings 24; vestry meetings 37; funerals 6 ; corner stones 
laid 3 ; churches consecrated 2 ; baptisms of infants 33, of 
adults 6 ; certifications of baptism 2 ; confirmations 286, of 
whom 44 were colored; celebrations of the Holy Communion, 
public 83, private 11 ; administering to about 2,000 commu- 
nicants. I have ordained one person to the Priesthood. I 
have received into the Diocese, by letters dimissory, 2 Priests, 
viz : Rev. Horace G. Hilton, from the Diocese of North Car- 
olina, and the Rev. Jno. Scott, from the Diocese of Central 
Pennsylvania. I have given letters dimissory, to Rev. E. R. 
Sweetland, to the Diocese of Wisconsin, and to the Rev. Jno. 
Kiernan, to the Diocese of Long Island. But, as I have not 
yet received the canonical notice of their delivery and accep- 
tance, the names of both remain upon our clergy list. 

In October last, the Rev. Mr. Sweetland resigned the par- 
ishes.of Grace Church, Plymouth, S. Thomas, Windsor, and 
the Mission of Holy Innocents, Avoca. The Rev. Horace G. 
Hilton, soon after, took charge of the same. But in doing so, 
Mr. Hilton was compelled to resign the charge of S. Martin's, 
Hamilton, which parish is, at present, without a pastor. The 
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County, where he has recently been called to perform the last 
earthly offices for one of his most prominent and useful par- 
ishioners, Dr. Milton Selby, who died suddenly on the 7th 
inst. To Dr. Selby the Church in Hyde is largely indebted 
for its prosperity. He gave not only his money, but his time, 
and thought, and affections to the Church of his Master. May 
God reward him in the life to come, and raise up some one to 
stand in his place here. The Rev. Mr. Kiernan, some months 
ago, resigned the charge of Christ Church Parish, Elizabeth 
City, and removed to the North. The Rev. Robt. J. Walker 
has removed from Fort Dodge, Iowa, to take charge of the 
work in Elizabeth City. As his letter dimissory has not yet 
been received, he cannot, at present, be entered upon our clergy 
list. Rev. N. E. Price has added the mission at S. James', 
Beaufort County, to his work in Ba^h. The Rev. S. S. Bar- 
ber is meeting a regular appointment at Fairfield, Hyde Coun- 
ty, where a lot has been procured for a Church. Rev. H. H. 
Phelps has been officiating with great acceptance, at S. John's, 
Durham Creek, Aurora and Bayboro. I regret to add that 
he is about to remove to the Diocese of South Carolina. 

The Rev. R. B. Drane is kindly giving a monthly service, 
for the present, to Holy Trinity, Hertford. 

Members of the Convocation of Edenton have rendered val- 
uable service by visiting, occasionally, the parishes in Hert- 
ford and Gates Counties. 

The Rev. Israel Harding for want of helpers, still occupies 
alone his large field, but is doing excelleut service in it. Be- 
side Kinston, Holy Innocents, Lenoir County, S. John's and 
S. Michael's, Pitt County, he serves Snow Hill, LaGrange, S. 
Thomas' in Craven County, and Trenton in Jones County. 
Since the last Convention, I have organized the Mission at 
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South Mills, Camden County, after a severe illness, removed 
to the North some months ago. He has not, however, as yet, 
applied for letters dimissory. 

At present, every county in the Diocese, except Currituck 
and Onslow, is visited. 

In many places, lay readers are doing faithful work ; often 
with great acceptance. But too often, Christian people, in- 
consistently, absent themselves from such services, forgetting 
that, as God's, creatures, they should rejoice in, and by their 
presence aid,- every attempt to secure the public worship of 
their Almighty Sovereign, and that their avoidable absence, 
at such times, is a denial to God of the public homage due to 
Him from all His subjects. But with all the help, supplied by 
lay reading, there is still a great lack of public service. The 
counties of Hertford and Gates, with four Church edifices, 
have no resident clergy. Hamilton, Clinton and Smithville, 
are without pastors. Rev. Dr. Carmichael has aided me ma- 
terially, in the supply of Clinton with occasional services, and' 
the Rev. Mr. Ambler, in visits to Smithville, Burgaw, Point 
Caswell and Cronly. 

While so many of our older stations are left thus destitute, 
we can scarcely afford to diminish the little occasional atten- 
tion we can give them, by adding new ones. Yet, there are 
at least twenty more places which ought to be visited, forth- 
with, if it were possible to do so. 

The difficulty is mainly in the want of a proper support for 
the clergy. I cannot draw into the Diocese, or even hope al- 
ways to retain in it, clergy of any worth, upon the miserable 
incomes which are now offered. What is much worse, that 
which is promised is not ahvays paid. How can they, who, 
while able to live comfortably themselves, withhold from the 
Ministers of God — their faithful pastors — their pledged sup- 



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port, expect to be favorably recognized on the last day, by 
Him, whose commissions the clergy bear? We may depend 
upon it, my friends, that this matter will not end here, but 
will enter seriously, if not fatally, into our accounts on the 
day of judgment. Had it not been for the Lenten Sunday- 
School offerings, the distress — for distress it has been in some 
cases — among our clergy, would have been greater still. The 
remedy must be found in : ist — A deeper sense of our obliga- 
tions to God for the support of His Church, and in response 
to His blessings ; and, and—in the adoption of more systemat- 
ic reservations of a portion of our incomes, as a tribute due 
to Him who gives us all. 

But, in pleading for justice and mercy to our own clergy, 
and for the self respecting maintenance of our own machin- 
ery, we should not forget that we are a portion of the great 
Church Catholic, and are bound, before God, for our part of 
its support and. the support of its works of mercy. 

The society for the increase of the Ministry has, for these 
many years, been doing much for the education of our own 
candidates for orders, and is, at this moment, most liberally 
contributing to this result. It is, this day, supporting one 
of our young men, who is studying for the Ministry. Our 
manhood demands of us a recognition of such favors. The 
Bible and Prayer-book Society gave us, last year, a liberal 
supply of Bibles, Prayer-books and Hymnals. Of that gift 
many of you had the benefit. The University of the South, 
is giving the advantages of its grammar school and collegiate 
course — tuition free — to one of our young men, and offers to 
do as much for another. 

Can we consent to be always receiving and never repaying? 

I recognize the great difficulty of making collections for 
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parishes or stations, where the services are irregular, or where 
they are held only once or twice a month. And I do not wish 
to be understood, as altogether blaming the Diocese for its 
backwardness in contributions. Bad crop seasons have in- 
creased the difficulty created by irregular services. Many of 
our people are poor. But those who have, ought to give, 
whether or not solicited. They owe it to their God and to 
their Saviour, to their own self-respect and manhood. And 
especially are they bound, as henest and honorable men, as 
those who claim the name of gentlemen, to meet their posi- 
tive pledges to their pastors, if able, even at the cost of seri- 
ous self sacrifice, to do so. 

Time would fail to say all that could justly be said, about 
these matters. But there are two other objects, to which I 
would especially invite attention : The University of the 
South, to the theological department of which, we should con- 
tribute, if possible, our quota of $300 ; and the enrollment 
fund, of which I have spoken more fully, in my recent letter 
to the Diocese. 

I have not forgotten other topics, of which I wish to speak, 
when I may have more time for doing so — the religious in- 
struction of our children, in and out of Sunday-school, paren- 
tal and sponsorial responsibilities, the attitude to be assumed 
by us toward the temperance and mission movements, which, 
are so stirring our sister Dioceses. 

The approach of the General Convention forces upon our 
attention, two subjects : That of Apellate Courts, and that 
of Prayer-book revision. Both of these subjects will, almost 
certainly, be brought before you during your session. Both 
will have the right to demand a serious and careful conside- 
ration. 

There are at present, on the clergy roll of the Diocese, be- 



j6 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Bishop's Address. [May 



side the Bishop, the narfies of 22 Priests and 7 Deacons (of 
whom 2 are colored). There are 5 Postulants (of whom 2 are 
colored). There are 5 candidates for Priests orders (of whom 
2 are colored), viz: Rev. Messrs. S. S. Barber, P. W. Cassey, 
H. S. McDuffey, and H. H. Phelps, and Mr. Fred. N. Skin- 
ner. The examiners are the same as before. 

I commend you and your deliberations, dear brethren of 
the Clergy and Laity, to God and to His grace, through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. 

ALFRED A. WATSON. 



Appendix A-I. 



Table of Abstracts of Statistics 



FROM, AND 



APPENDED REMARKS 



TO 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS, 



AND 



REPORTS OF THE DEANS 



OF 



CONVOCATIONS. 



TABLE OF ABSTRACTS FROM PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 





PARISHES 

AND 

MISSION STATIONS. 

{Mission Stations in 

Italics.) 


LOCATION. 


I 


l 


BAPTISMS. 


1 
o 








COMMUNICANTS 












PUBLIC 
SERVICE 


HOLY 


Commit- 




SUNDAY SHOOLS. 




I'\ 


USH SCHOOLS. 


_ 








No. Times 




a 
1 


Teache 


75 


IB 

o 














H 


< 


< 


u 1 


3 




y5 


% 


1 
7- 


So 
1 
1 


V 
m 






SCHOLARS. 


~ 


CLERGYMEN. 


l 


< 


1 
73? 


1 
« . 


c 


O 




l 


1 


1 


40 
8 

"in 
III 

121 
31, 
32 
33 
111 
,:; 
26 
0:1 
311 
no 

02 
15 


y. 


• 
•J, 


s 


1 

:::: 


A 


5 


T. M. Ambler 

S. S. Barber 


St. Paul's 

St. John's 

Swan Quarter 


Wilmington 

Makelyville. ..: 


in 

10 



(il) 

74 
32 
17 
23 
40 
17 

21 
30 
11 
20 


10 

5 
02 
15 
40 


28 
35 
24 

23 
10 

Un- 
as 

270 
48 
12 

12 
32 
144 
42 


2111 
8(1 
22 

27' 
31111 
211 
178 

mil 

2511 
5li 
IS 
125 
150 


9 
4 
1 

7 
13 
21 
13 
9 
2 

11 
2 
10 
2 
1 
4 
11 
2 




l 

i 

3 

!l 
22 
28 
13 
IS 

■s 

10 

1 

4 

15 
3 


3 
2 
1 
4 
3 
11 
18 
I 
3 


3 

3 


3 

1 
I 
4 

11 

8 
4 

1 
14 

111 
1 
3 


1, III 


i 
I 






13 
1 


88 
18 

8 
108 
101 

7> 
21 
47 
94 
31 
5 
49 
40 
I:, 
3C 

a 

137 
21 
88 
15 
53 
28 
17 
47 
51 
19 

240 
45 

307 
66 
29 
27 


2 


9 

1 


100 
40 
21 
13 
131 
101 
1118 
117 
30 
32 
42 
12 
li 
104 
17 
15 
17 
3 
2 
2 
101 

mi 

85 

n 

00 
20 

il 

inn 

19 
78 
OS 
136 
102 
22 
III 
10 
18 
138 
13 


7 
1 
1 
1 

li 


U 

1 

07 


i 

7 






8 

...... 


9 

1 

•5 
o 

4 

20 
S 

11 

13 
1 


\ 




1 


i 

i 

s 




2 


2 
2 
1 


3 

" "io 

40 
52 

19 
15 
12 
20 
25 
In 

10 
42 
26 


5 

"47 
50 
68 
17 
17 
21 
2il 
25 
15 

20 
24 

30 

10 












3 

8 






l 

3 

i 

l 
i 

2 
4 


1 




2 
10 

2 

1 
3 
11 
4 
3 
2 




1 

In 
8 
8 
4 
3 
6 





3 


7 




4 

3 


1 
1 
5 
1 
2 
1 
1 
3 
1 

2 
7 
3 
2 


1( 

8 
I 

2 

4 

a 

3 
14 

1. 

4 
111 

2 




James Camiichael', D. D 

P. \V. Cassey 


St. Mark's 

St. Cyprian's 


Newborn 


11 

8 






1 
.. 1 


. a 


30 
1^ 


83 
.63 


in 

Ml 




12 
12: 

\~- 
1 

1 
4 

4' 

1 
> 
\ 

51 
2 
7i 

i 

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71 
I: 

8. 
01 

31 

i: 

■i 


12 
43 
3 

7 

li 
1 
12 
11 

1 

2 
1 
17 
II 
31 
7 
12 
7 
II 
In 
12 

li! 
28 
56 

1 


1 
2 






St. fohn Evangelist . 

Holv Trinity 

St. David's.. 

St. Luke's 

Si. Andrew's 




3 


3 






















2 
8 
























1 
7 


11 
10 
1 
1 

11 
1 








1: 2 


'i 


Is 


27 








10 










































3 1 




1 






10 
1 
1 
















St. Mary's 


4 








2 
2 
1 


1 
























1 
1 


























Pitt cuunty 

Trenton 

Snow Hill 


Kill 
40 

25 
280 

60 
220 

20 
120 

B0 
lull 
115 
111 

112 
530 
125 
81 III 
1711 

53 
113 

40 
















1 


















4 
1 


1 
1 
23 












































1 


1 


1 


















1 


23 
1 

8 
2 
2 


1 
21 










































in 
3 

2 

i 




111 
3 
9 
2 
9 
2 


9 

45 
9 

50 

22 
9 

11 
3 


r> 


1 
2 


1 




11 
1 
2 


1 
4 


13 
5 


2 




1 
1 
1 
1 

2 
1 
3 
3 
2 
2 

i 

3 


19 

2 
11 

a 

H 


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ill 


20 
3 

12 
4 

10 

9 

s 

7 
111 

8 


2 
1 

1 
1 

2 

2 

4 


42 
10 
35 
3 
17 
15 
25 


60 
12 
45 

23 
17 
30 


92 

22 
80 

1. 

HI 
32 

50 
10 
10 

00 

:;iin 
80 
















Church of the Advent.. 






1 
1 




















3 


8 
13 



2 
9 

4 
17 








2 


















l'lyiii.iiith 

Wind-or and Avoca 

llamilli hi 

Greenville 

Pea u fort county 






I 
1 

i 

i 
















4 

1 


2 

2 


8 

i 


1 

i 


3 




8 

-i 

2 
4 


1 

2 

2 


1 
2 














H. G.Hilton 


St.Tho'as'&HoIyl'u'ts 

St. Paul's 

Trinity 










2 
17 


17 








3 


il 20 
5 11 


1 






21 1 












29 

4 
44 
11 
3 
4 
2 
2 
9 
2 


2 



20 
(1 
4-1 


22 
13 
50 


5 
3 


7 
2 






12 
5 

16 
4 
1 
8 

ill 

1 


s 


15 


2 
















Grace and St. Marks... 


Woodville and Roxobel 






"30 


"511 


1 


...... 






150 




William II Lewis 


43 
21 

7 
11 
2 


7 
1 
2 


7 20 


7 


2 








4 






II. H Phelps 






1 








1 






X. E. Price 






1 


4 
2 


2 














1 


1 


5 


1 


6 


I11 


11, 
















Beaufort county 

Hyde county 

Newbern....". 

Beaufort county 


1 




i 




1 


li 








St. George's 

Christ Church 




73 ! 1 

241' 7 12 
05 m 1| 3 






2 


17 


" 'iti 
I 


3 

1 


"".50 
20 


'" 00 
24 


11,, 
.50 








V W Shields 

R. B Wiudley 


l.iil 
171 


'J 


1 


9 
3 


II 3 
1 1 


:; 


















Totals 






1 .525 


0,005 


203 


70 


3011 


207 


50 


227 


281 


70 


57 


7 




152 


2,532 


59 


ISO 


2.22" 


1 ,33 


508 


15 


38 


00 


191 


269 


29 


036 


805 


| ',.-, 


1 


11 


S7 


II. 1 


11,1 


17 



TABLE OF ABSTRACTS FROM PAROCHIAL REPORTS-Continued. 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 



PARISHES 

AND 

MISSION STATIONS 



PAROCHIAL. 



LOCATION 



SL Paul's 

St. Johns 

Swan {luartft.. 

St John's 



SL Paul's 
St. Mary ! 
Holv Innc 



.Wilmington .... 
. Makelvvillc .. 
. Hyde county.. 



. Beaufort.. 
. Kinston . 



ill 



St Peter's ^ 
Church of the Adv. 

SI Stephen's 

SI Gabriets 

Grace Church 

SLTho'as' & Holvl 

St. Martin's 

St. Paul's 

Trinity.. 

Aurora 

St John's 



Washington 

Williamston 

Golds boro 

Plymouth 

dsor and Ave 
lilton 



17 III! 7 IS 



■i'.U 



12 50 
318 03 

I III! 



II ."ill 
22 Mi 


III 

:l M7 

Jlil n 



201 -I 
11 Vi 1.7 
131 23 



DIOCESAN. 



2,180 7ii 
79li 03 

203 18 



;i2..",i7 mi ;iMi; s, fii.-j,-; s; 



WITHOUT THE BIKCKSK 



.-, Illl 
I Ml 

.-, Illl 



3 02 




8 7" 


1 22 


2 50 


1 ill 


,, 83 


Hi 00 


,■7,, 




25 mi 


I ■ 



Mi 50 
I 1111 
I .Vi 



8 is 

IS 112 

(j 111 

31] :,■, 

15 II 

I 71) 

2 In mi 

25 nil 



152 117 

7 "■! 
112 50 

I, IIS", S2 
20 mi 
511 32 
IHii : 

77 

325 
71 is 35 
lis 77 
sll 711 

220 '-' . 
86 13 
173 95 

8 35 
'i 95 

l,l3l)'7i 
311 Sll 
9ii7> IIS 
289 15 

r.11 si 

395 71 

•J 1 1 85 

::.:i2ii :.:i 

] 11. 38 

129 34 

J.HI'i is 

932 on 

0,558 is 

253 ■". 



ESTIMATED VALUES OF 



■ : 120 00 ;l !168G {98 08 $83 49 



f3,085 15 >'2S4 Vi $7 II $13 



'.'■nil 111 
8,000 
1,500 
.',.111111 



'.'.nil 
.l.ill in 
1 .31 III 



•J..V111 
L'll.lli III 
1,500 



10,503 15 (157,(169 



22.ii.Vi 
8,200 
1,600 
li.miii 



.'.I ML I 



8 1111 

3950 389 in 

29,000 4,00 1 

1 1 :■! 

100 

2,025 



$21,100 $17,211 .'111.7,7711 -'7 952 91 



8o DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



mhth \mnrk$ lo JWdfprl J\tp0ri$> 



ST. JOHN'S PARISH, MAKELYVILLE. 

The Rev. S. S. Barber, Deacon, officiating. 

The services in this Church are held as heretofore reported, two Sundays 
in each month, morning and evening. Besides the services reported within 
my own immediate field of labor, I report one private infant baptism and 
two funerals services in St. George's Parish, one marriage in Trinity Parish, 
Beaufort County, and the marriage of two couples of colored persons within 
my own immediate neighborhood. 



FAIRFIELD MISSION. 

The Rev. S. S. Barber, Deacon, officiating. 

Services w^re resumed at Fairfield on the Second Sunday in September 
last, and are held regularly, when not providentially hindered, on the second 
Sunday in each month, morning and evening. We have purchased a very 
desirable lot on which to build a Church when the financial condition of the 
county will justify the undertaking. It is cheering and encouraging to 
meet the quiet and appreciative congregations that always assemble at this 
place, and listen so attentively to the message of redeeming love, 



SWAN QUARTER MISSION. 

The Rev. S. S. Barber, Deacon, officiating. 

Services are held here regularly on the fourth Sunday in each month, 
morning and evening. While there is nothing here to encourage the laborer 
in the Lord's vineyard, there are several families residing here who are de- 
votedly attached to the Church, for whose special benefit the services are 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 8 1 



1880. Remarks in Parochial Reports. 

held almost gratuitously. The work at this place therefore, is in the strictest 
sense of the phrase, purely a " labor of love." 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, WILMINGTON. 

The Rev. James Carmichaee, D. D., Minister in Charge. 

The report is as full as the data at hand could make it, and is based mainly 
on last year's report. 



ST. CYPRIAN'S PARISH, NEWBERN. 
The Rev. V. W. Shieeds, Rector, Rev. P. W. Cassey, Assistant. 

The amount under the head of Communion Alms was raised by the St. 
Augustine Ward of the Church guild for charitable purposes. Under the 
head of Miscellaneous are the expenses of Parish School and some additions 
made to the Church by the contributions of friends of the Mission. This 
includes also all the teachers have received from the School, all material 
used, fuel, etc,, besides some repairs upon School building. 

The Holy Communion was administered once by the Rt. Rev. Bishop of 
the Diocese ; twice privately to the sick by Rev. E. M. Forbes ; at all other 
times by Rev. V. W. Shields of Christ Church, New Bern, under whose im- 
mediate direction this work is carried on. 



HOLY TRINITY PARISH, HERTFORD. 
The Rev. R. B. Draxe, Rector. 

I accepted Rectorship from November 22nd, 1SS5, giving one Sunday a 
mouth. It is a very inviting field and should have a resident clergyman. 

The Lay Readers, Dr. Josiah T. Smith and Mr. Francis Picard, have ren- 
dered acceptable service. 



ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST'S MISSION, EDENTOX. 

The Rev. R. B. Drane, in Charge. 

This congregation is still working to rebuild its Church. The new Church 
is framed and shut in. We are hopeful of completing it during the year. 
Congregation worships in St. Paul's Church, Sunday nights. 



ST. PAUL'S PARISH, EDENTON. 
The Rev. R. B. DranU, Rector. 
The above includes services of the Lay Readers, Mr. Wm. B. Shepard and 
Mr. Frederick A. Fetter. 



82 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. 



It does not include cost of painting steeple, and mounting an iron, gilded 
cross. 



ST. DAVID'S CHURCH, SCUPPERNONG. 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector. 

Through the commendable efforts, chiefly of the ladies of the Parish, as- 
sisted by christian friends elsewhere, this Church has been able to exchange 
its old Organ for a Cabinet Organ of powerful compass and peculiar sweet- 
ness of tone. The Church building is being enclosed by a very neat fence 
The Parish School, Mrs. M. B. Webb teacher, is in a good condition, and 
doing efficient work. 



ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, WASHINGTON COUNTY. 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector. 

We are thankful to notice the constant advancement of this Parish. A 
very great means to this end is the careful conducting of a Sunday-School 
by zealous members. 



ST. ANDREW'S MISSION, COLUMBIA, TYRREL CCT 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector. 

Neat and convenient seats, and a handsome Chancel Rail, have recently 
been placed in this Church, mainly by the efforts and means of a lad}' of 
the congregation. 



GRACE CHURCH MISSION, TRENTON, JONES CO. 

The Rev. I. Harding, Missionary. 

This is a new Mission and Church building established and built up main- 
ly since last Convention. The first service was performed on the 28th of 
March, 1S85. On the 22nd of May following, the corner stone was laid by 
the Bishop of the Diocese, and on the 15th of December, the Church was used 
for service. And now, May, 1886, it is nearly ready for consecration. 



vST. THOMAS' MISSION, CRAVEN CO. 
The Rev. I. Harding, Minister. 
There is a prospect of reviving this Parish, which had well nigh become 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 83 



Remarks in Parochial Reports 



extinct. The Church building was burnt during the late war, but there is a 
prospect now of its being rebuilt. 

THE CHURCH OF THE ADVENT, WILLJAMSTCN. 
The Rev. T. B. Haughtox, Rector. 

The Church in this Parish has within the past few years, met with seri- 
ous losses in the way of deaths and removals, which has very much weaken- 
ed its financial strength, as well as lessened the number of its communi- 
cants. The services of the Church are generally well attended, and persons 
out of her fold are gradually learning that " her ways are ways of pleasant- 
ness, and all her paths are peace." 

I still have charge of the Mission Station at Jamesville, where I have only 
been able to make occasional visits in consequence of my not being able to 
incur the expense of hbrse-hire, and which the few members, here, have not 
the pecuniary ability to meet. At this point the Bishop has made two vis- 
itations during the past year which were very much appreciated by the peo- 
ple of the village. The amount contributed by this Station, within the past 
year is asfollows, to wit : For Diocesan Missions $4.27; Bishop's salary $1.00. 



ST GABRIEL'S, FAISON. 
The Rev. J. M. Hiixyar, Missionary in Charge. 

During the year I have held three weekday services, and celebrated the 
Holy Communion twice at St. Paul's, Clinton. 



GRACE CHURCH, PLYMOUTH 

The Rev. H. G. Hilton, Rector. 

My charge of this Parish began November 1st, 1S85, and although my 
health has been very feeble all the while since, as it had been for several 
mouths previous, with the good feeling for me, and the active la}- help 
given me, and the blessing of God, my feeble efforts have not been in vain. 
The spiritual life of the Parish is strong, respect and affection for the dear 
old Church is growing daily. The young people are looking up to her ways 
and quiet teachings with increasing interest. The Sunday-School is good. 
And all the indications are bright with promise for the future. Much has 
been done, and chiefly by the ladies, on the building itself, and it is hoped 
that ere long, it will be in excellent condition, and made attractive inside 
and out. The official acts of Rev. Mr. Sweetland in this Parish are included 
in the report, as well as those for Windsor and Avoca, 



84 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May 



ST. MARTIN'S PARISH, HAMILTON, MARTIN CO 

The REV. H. G. Hii/ton, Rector. 

I was compelled to suspend my regular work in this Parish for more than 
half the time from the beginning of the year to November, 1885, and entirely 
so after my removal to Plymouth, except one visit the last of the year to 
close up and resign my charge. Considering this sad fact, the Parish has 
done itself great credit in this report, and deserves special consideration by 
all who are, in any way, interested in the glorious mission of the Church. I 
pray God in His good providence to speedily provide for it such ministerial 
services, as will encourage and increase its labors of love, and renew its 
growth and strength, that so His glory maj T appear in the salvation of souls 
within its limits. 



ST. THOMAS', WINDSOR, AND HOLY INNOCENTS, AVOCA, BER- 
TIE CO. 
The Rev. H. G. Hilton, Rector. 
My charge of this Parish commenced November 1st, 1885, but owing to 
protracted illness, and bad weather, with ice in the river, I have not made 
more than half time, for one Sunday in the month. The report includes the 
mission at the Holy Innocents, Avoca, which is, at present, connected with 
i5t. Thomas', Windsor. I have undertaken to give one Sunday each to these 
two places, with such other time as my charge may require on other days. 
The Church is in good condition at both these points, and, with average 
health and strength, I feel confident, that my work with them will prosper. 
At \Vindsor we have a faithful and efficient lay reader who officiates regu- 
larly on Sundays, and other H0I5 7 Days and Seasons, and gives special at- 
tention to the Sunday-School. I pray God to give me more strength to dis- 
charge my duties there. 



ST. PAUL'S, GREENVILLE. 

The Rev. N, Coelin Hughes, D.D., Rector. 

At the visitation of the Bishop on May 31st of last year he laid the Corner 
Stone of a new Church building. At his recent visitation on April iSth, he 
officiated in it, finding it almost completely finished and furnished. God 
lias opened the hearts and hands of the congregation generally, cheerfully 
both to give and to do in behalf of this sacred work. Friends abroad have 
also rendered some aid. The children of the Sunday-School have given 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 85 



1886.] Remarks in Parochial Reports. 



freely, and are rewarded by the sight of the beautiful triplet chancel 
window which they have purchased but have not yet finished paying for. 



TRINITY CHURCH, BEAUFORT COUNTY 

The Rev. N. Colein Hughes, D. D., Rector 

One of the most interesting objects in connection with ministerial labor at 
•Chocowiuity, is Trinity School. Although identical in name with the Par- 
ish, it is not a Parochial School. It is now in its 10th year and was founded 
with a view of supplying a long and deeply felt need, viz: A Church School 
for boys as well as girls ; a school affording thorough religious, intellectual, 
and physical training, and withal on terms so moderate that it might be 
within the reach of persons of limited means. Its growth has been slow but 
steady ; and at present we have special reason for thankfulness for the 
blessing God bestows upon it. 



AURORA MISSION, BEAUFORT CO. 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jk , Deacon, officiating 

I ceased to serve this Mission in February of the present 3 r ear. Since this 
time Rev. H. H. Phelps has been in charge, hence the report is partly mine 
and partly his. There is much here for which to "thank God and take cour- 
age " The regular congregation show real interest in maintaining the 
Church among them and good will is manifested by those who are not of us. 
A neat Church edifice which has fcr several years been in process of con- 
struction, has at last so far progressed as to admit of being used for service 
In addition to amounts contributed on report, $20000, more or less, has been 
contributed towards the building of the Church. 



ST. JOHN'S, FAYETTEVILLE. 

The Rev. J. C. Huske, D.D., Rector. 

The condition of this Parish, is I think, decidedly improved since my last 
report. This is indicated by a more general and livelier interest in Church 
matters and heartier efforts to advance. It is shown in the large class con- 
firmed, the return of some to the Holy Communion who seemed to be in- 
different, the increasing number of Sunday-Scoool scholars, and increased 
interest in the spiritual welfare of the children, and in the increased activity 
and zeal of the Ladies Benevolent Society, which has ever been, and espe- 
cially during the past year, a great help to the Rector, in his Parochial work. 



86 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May 



This Parish has, during the past year, purchased a new Organ, which i's ex- 
pected to be in place by the ioth of June — a much larger and better instru- 
ment than the present, the prospect of the arrival of which has already 
awakened new and wider interest in the Church's service of song. A num- 
ber of our members living in the vicinity of Fayetteville, are expecting to 
build a Chapel about four miles west of the town, which, if their purposes 
can be carried out, will no doubt subserve the interests of their own families 
and attract others to our services. 



GRACE CHURCH, WOODVILLE, AND ST. MARK'S, ROXABEL, 
The Rev. H. M. Jarvis, Rector. 

The aggregate cannot be correctly estimated, as the Parochial Commu- 
nion Alms include some of the Diocesan collections, as do also the balance 
of the offertories (viz : $54.07). 

The above report extends from first service in Grace Church, December 
21st, 1884, to May 16th, 1886, inclusive. 

The congregations are increasing and we have obtained some accessions 
from the Baptists, with a prospect of others from the Methodists. Through 
liberal contributions of several individuals in the Parish, Grace Church or- 
gan has been placed in its chamber and tuned at a cost of $75 00. Cover- 
ings for the Chancel furniture (of colors suited to the Church seasons), em- 
broidered and fringed, is the work of some of our lady members. 

At St. Mark's, Roxabel, a few ladies have also been more than usually 
zealous to improve the little Chapel and its surroundings. 

A new Altar cloth has been purchased, the Chapel painted externally and 
internally, a brick walk laid from the door to the gate and the Church-yard 
planted with shrubs and flowers of which many are in bloom. The Sunday- 
School of St. Mark's commenced recently with three scholars and now num- 
bers ten. I omitted to state in the proper place that the Ladies Aid Society 
in Woodville and other members of Grace Church have paid into Mr. Ur- 
quhart's hand, $96 29, since January last, on the Rectory debt due to him 
This reduces the debt to $389 01. 

Mr. Urquhart generously keeps the Church insured at his own expense for 
$1,500 00, The crops last year were almost a failure, which prevented the 
people from accomplishing as much for the Church and Rector as they were 
desirous of doing. 

ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH, FAYETTEVILLE. 

The Rev. H. S. McDufeey, Deacon officiating. 
vSince my last report, I am pleased to say that, the Church has been con- 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 87 



1886. Remarks in Parochial Reports. 



secrated. The work of the Parish has progressed steadily. The average at- 
tendance at public services during the year has been fifty. The services have 
been largely attended by visitors. Our Sunday-School is in a flourishing 
condition. The Women's Aid Society of St. Joseph's has done a good work 
during the past year. 



ST. JOHN'S, DURHAM'S CREEK, BEAUFORT CO. 
The Rev. H. H. Phelps, Deacon, officiating. 
The work has been encouraging during the past year. The Parish is now 
out of debt. I have been holding a Mission Service at Edwardsville since 
the first of January. The congregations at this place are tolerably good. 



ST. JAMES' CHURCH, BEAUFORT CO. 

The Rev. N. E. Price, Rector. 

I took charge of this Parish in October, 1885. We hope to have our new 
Church at Pantego read}- for use sometime during the present year. 



ST. GEORGE'S PARISH. HYDE COUNTY. 

The Rev. John Scott, Rector. 

Communion Alms and common offerings included in Rector's salary 
Sunday-School organized in connection with Church service, but I am una- 
ble to give its statistics at present. I have had charge of this Parish since 
the 1st of January, and the financial part of this report covers only the time 
since then. We have just met with a sad loss in our membership in the sud- 
den death of Dr. Milton Selby. The day before his death he was about his 
business on his plantation, dying between 10 and 11 o'clock on the morning 
of Friday, the 7th instant, Thus, ours is an afflicted Parish at present. The 
funeral service was held on Sunday afternoon, (the 9th instant), at St 
George's Church, the Rector officiating, and a large concurse of people in 
the Church and on the grounds. Pray for us, that Christ's strength may be 
perfected in our weakness. 



CHRIST'S CHURCH, NEWBERN. 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, Rector. 

The condition of this Parish has apparently improved within the past year. 
The offerings have been somewhat better, and the attendance upon the ser- 
vices at the cebrations of the Holv Communion greater. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May 



The services during the Lenten season especially^ seemed to indicate an 
increased interest on the part of the people. It is estimated that from Ash- 
Wednesday to Easter, inclusive, nearly eight thousand people were present, 
in all, during the different services. The absence of the Canonical offerings 
from this Parish in the Treasurer's report is owing to the fact that offerings 
were made during Easter-week, which came after the close of the fiscal year. 
The debt upon the Parish has been reduced to $500— in excess of the $600 — 
due the permanent Episcopal Fund, which is desired to remain as a perma- 
nent investment on the part of the Treasurer. It is hoped that this balance 
will be paid during the present year. In addition to Convocational duties, 
the Rector celebrates the Holy Communion monthly in the Parish of St. 
Cyprian's, and when possible, at Festival seasons, and occasionally preaches 
to the colored congregation. 

BETHEL MISSION, PITT COUNTY. 

The Rev. W. J. Smith, Missionary in Charge. 

On Sunday, March 7th, I held service morning and night in the Bethel 
Academy, and preached to a large and attentive congregation on both occa- 
sions — this was the first time the service of the Church was ever held at this 
place — since then I have made two other visits, and hope hereafter to go 
there regularly on the first Sunday of each month. Bethel is a growing 
town on the Albemarle and Raleigh Railroad, and the people seem to be 
kindly disposed towards new comers. There are three communicants at this 
point, one of whom is reported elsewhere. Total offerings $1.25. 



ZION CHURCH, BEAUFORT COUNTY. 
The Rev. R. B. Windeey, Minister in Charge. 

This indebtedness was assumed in completing the Rectory a little over a 
year ago, and owing to the short crops, no special effort has been made to 
liquidate it. 

This, a rural Parish, and the people dependent mainly upon agriculture 
for their resources, the crops for several years past have been short, and in 
consequence there has been a falling off in ministerial support. \'<Je live in 
hope, however, that every successive year will be better than the one prece- 
ding. 

The Canonical dues of the Parish have, I think, all been paid. 

I have during the year, in company with the Rev. Mr. Price, made several 
missionary visits to points in the lower part of this county. All of which 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 89 



Remarks in Parochial Reports 



section may be said to be really but missionary ground without any or with 
but very little organized Church work in it. But arrangements, I may add, 
are now in contemplation between the Rev. Mr. Price and myself, by which 
increased missionary work may be done in this section. 



90 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Reports of the Deans of Convocations. [May 



rfe uf Up JbHtt* of @0nuatHHatt$ + 



REPORT OF THE DEAN OF THE CONVOCATION OF EDENTON, 
To the Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Bishop of East Carolina .- 

The Convocation of Edenton has held four regular sessions during the 
past year ; in May, 1885, in St. Paul's Church, Greenville ; in August, in 
Holy Trinity Church, Hertford ; in November, in St. Thomas' Church, 
Bath , and in January, 18S6, in St. John's, Makelyville. In consequence of 
the fact that the stated time for the Convocation in May, 1S86, conflicted 
with that appointed for the Diocesan Convention, the clerical members 
of the Convocation were notified to distribute themselves in pairs, on the 
2nd Sunday in this month, at such points as they might decide upon. 

The general attendance at the sessions of Convocation, was fair on the 
part of the Clerical members, very imperfect by the Lay Delegates, quite en- 
couraging by the people generally. 

The Convocation is still without an Evangelist, although, as for years 
past, anxious to secure one. During the past year, $ 100 00 have been col- 
lected in our respective Parishes and appropriated to the purpose of securing 
a Diocesan Missionary, whose business it shall be to supply occasional ser- 
vices to vacant Parishes and Congregations. 

An effort has also been made by the Convocation to supply similar con- 
gregations within our district with services by Clerical members, as often as 
once in three months. 

It is a matter of great gratification that by the blessing of God upon your 
own efforts and those of the parties specially interested, the vacancies within 
our limits are gradually being filled up. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Dean. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 91 



1880.] Reports of the Deans of Convocations. 



REPORT OF THE DEAN OF THE CONVOCATION OF NEW BERNE 

To the Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Bishop, and the Convention of 
the Diocese of East Carolina : 

In accordance with the designation of the Bishop, the Convocation of 
New Berne held a meeting at Trenton in October last, which concurred with 
the visitation of the Bishop who presided during the services and sessions. 
The work done there was especially interesting and encouraging, and indi- 
cated that much more than would ordinarily be expected, can be accom- 
plished for the Church and people by more efficient Missionary Services on 
the part of the Convocations. 

Owing to the small number of Clergymen residing within this Convoca- 
tion, we have found it difficult to have our meetings as often as we desire, 
from the fact that the inabilit\ T of one or two to attend, which often occurs 
in the contingency of Parish life, renders our force too small to have a suc- 
cessful mission. For this reason we have on several occasions, been obliged 
to postpone appointed meetings. 

In view of this difficulty the Bishop proposed a measure which had been 
canvassed before in the Convocation, which was to seek to unite this with 
the Canonical Convocation of Wilmington. Accordingly a resolution was 
passed at the meeting at Trenton, asking the co-operation of the Clergy in 
the W'ilmington District toward this end. And in December, in the City of 
Wilmington, a joint meeting of this Convocation and the Clergy of the Ca- 
nonical Convocation of Wilmington, was held, at which the Bisli3p presided, 
and resolutions were passed, asking the Committee on Canons to adjust and 
present to the Convention such a Canon as would provide for the consolida- 
tion of the two, or the formation of the Convocation under a new name and 
with extended boundaries. 

The members of the New Berne Convocation earnestly hope that the 
Bishop and Convention will consent to this proposed movement, believing 
that it will add to the Missionary life and efficiency of Convocational work 
in this part of the Diocese. 

A meeting of the Convocation was also held at Faison, in the month of 
June, 18S5, and during three days interesting Missionary Services were held. 
Respectfully, 

:V. W. SHIELDS, Dean. 



Appendix B. 



TREASURERS REPORT, 

FOR FISCAL YEAR, ENDING MARCH 31, 1886 



The Treasurer herewith respectfully presents his Accounts of the various 
Funds of the Diocese for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1S86, showing the 
following credit balances — namely : 

Diocesan Missions $ 5 19 00 

Relief Fund 240 05 

Education Fund 184 26 

Church Building Fund 34 Si 

Permanent Episcopal Fund 476 52 

Education of Children of Deceased Clergymen 248 27 

Relief of Disabled Clergymen and Widows and Orphans of De- 
ceased Clergymen 87 56 

» 
It will be seen that the Current Episcopal and Contingent Fund has been 

balanced by transfer of the surplus of #402 13 to credit of the Permanent 

Episcopal Fund. 

In view of the fact that we have had another year of remarkable deficiency 
in the products of the soil throughout the Diocese — in which the agricultu- 
ral interest is so largely predominant — and also of the continued depression 
in all branches of trade throughout our country, it must be a source of grat- 
ification to the Convention, and should be encouraging to those who have 
entertained doubts as to the ability of our young and feeble Diocese to 
maintain its organization, that our receipts have not only been sufficient to 
provide for all the expenses of the year, but that so considerable a surplus 
has been added to the Permanent Fund. 

Another gratifying fact in the review of the past year is that the Amount of 
Arrears now due by the Parishes is only $1,687 33. against $2,414 30 re- 
ported to the Convention of 1885. Of this reduction of #726 97 how- 
ever, it must be borne in mind that the sum of $450 has been released by 
the Finance Committee, making the net reduction by payments only 
#276 97. 



2 treasurer's report for fiscal year i 885-' 86. 

It may be safely estimated that the income from the Permanent Episco- 
pal Fund for the next fiscal year will not be less than #1,300 00. If a mod- 
erate and carefully prepared scale of Assessments is adopted by the Con- 
vention, and properly responded to by the Parishes, the additional amount 
required can readily be provided for. 

In connection with this subject, the Treasurer begs leave respectfully to sug- 
gest the great importance of taking some step for the increase of the Perma 
nent Episcopal Fund, particularly in view of the tendency to lower rate of in- 
terest, and the advancing values of the securities in which future investments 
must be made. In his opinion this can be best accomplished by adopting 
a scale of Assessment on the Parishes, which, without being burdensome to 
them, will secure some surplus in the Current Fund, to be added to the 
Permanent Fund at the end of each year, and thus provide for its steady 
and gradual increase, until it becomes sufficient to meet, from its income, 
all the expenses of the Diocese, so as to render unnecessary any assessment 
for that purpose. 

A complete list of all the Securities in hand belonging to the Diocese is 
herewith presented, and attention is called to the Current Accounts of the 
various Funds in this Report, for explanation of the changes in the list 
since the report of last year. 

The following contributions have been received and remitted for the ob- 
jects specified, during the past fiscal year, namely : 

FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE 

f 

SOUTH. 

Christ Church Parish, Newbern.. $ 2 00 

Mrs. E. McK. Roberts, " 6 00 

Mrs. E. B. Daves, " 3 00 

St. Martin's Parish, Hamilton 10 27 

St. Thomas' " Windsor 2 00 

Advent " Williamston t 00 

Grace " Plymouth 2 25 

Holy Trinity " Hertford n 50 

Holy Trinity Sunday School, Hertford 5 00 

St. Paul's Parish, Wilmington, 5 00 

St. James' " " 100 00 

A member of same Parish 2 00 

Zion Parish, Beaufort County 3 23 

Hon. R. P. Buxton, Fayetteville 5 00 

Dr. S. J. Hindsale, " 1000 

Rev. R. B. Drane, Edenton 5 00 



APPENDIX B. 



Mrs. Capehart, Bertie County 5 00 

S. H. Abbott, Kinston 2 50 

Dr. Milton Selby, Hyde County 5 00 

J. H. Wayhab, " 1 00 

M. Makely, 5 00 

$ I9 1 75 
FOR THE SOCIETY FOR INCREASE OF THE MINISTRY. 

St. Mary's Parish, Kinston $ 15 00 

St. Paul's " Bdenton 4 69 

St. John's " Fayetteville 741 



$ 27 10 



treasurer's report for fiscal year i885-'86. 



LIST OF SECURITIES BELONGING TO THE DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA, 

In Hands of Treasurer April i, 1886. 



For Account of the Permanent Episcopal Fund. 

Par. Value. 
Nos. 1545, 1565, \ 4 Bonds North Carolina Rail Road 8 per cent. 

1566, 1567,/ due Nov. 1, 1888. $500 each $ 2,000 00 

No. 1159, 1 "Renewal Debt" Bond, State of North Caroli- 

na^ per ct due April 1919, int. April and Oct 1,000 00 
No. 1861, 1 Bond North Carolina State 4 per cent., due 

July 1910, interest January and July 1,000 00 

Nos. 254, 566, 2 Cit)' of Wilmington Bonds, 8 per cent. $1,000 

each, due July 1887, interest Jan. and July.. 2,000 00 

No. 319, 1 City of Wilmington Bond, due July 1888 1,00000 

Nos. 72, 97, 98, 3 City of Wilmington, Gold 8 per cent., $500 

each, due Jan. 1, 1892, int. Jan. and July.... 1,500 00 
Nos. 53 to 59, 7 City of Wilmington, cu^ency 6 percent., #500 

each, due July r, 1897, int. Jan. and July 3,500 00 

No. 166, to 169, 4 City of Wilmington, currency 8 per cent., $100 

each, due July 1, 1887, int. Jan. and July 400 00 

No. 119, 1 County of Craven, 6 per cent., due July 1, 

1909, interest annually July 1 500 00 

Bond and Mortgage, Dec. 12, 1882, J. W. Barnes, 8 per cent 300 00 

" " J. H. and M. L,. Boatwright, June 7, 1883, 

8 per cent 1,500 00 

W. D. DeRosset, June 28, 1882, 8 per cent., 
$1,200, with credit Sept. 30, 1885, of 

$500, balance of principal 700 00 

No. 3477, Certificate of July, 25, 1884, for 25 shares Wilmington 

and Weldon R. R. Stock 2,500 00 

In addition to the above, the Diocese owns a one half undivided 
interest in the property known as the Episcopal Residence in 
the City of Wilmington, one-fourth having been given by St. 
James' Parish, and the other fourth having been purchased 
during the past year and paid for out of this Fund. Value... 2,500 00 



APPENDIX B. 



•5 



For Account of the Fund for Education of Children of Deceased 

Clergymen. 

Nos. 61 and 62, 2 Bonds of County of Craven, 6 per cent., due 

1909, interest payable annually, #500 each $ 1,000 00 

No. 1096 to 1 105, 10 Bonds of same County, 6 per cent., principal 

and interest as above, $25 each 250 00 

No. 246, 1 City of Wilmington 8 per cent. Bond, due July 1, 1887, 

interest January and July 100 00 



For Account of the Clergy Relief Fund — For Relief of Disabled 
Clergymen, and Widows and Orphans of Deceased Clergymen. 

No. 324, 1 City of Wilmington 8 per cent. Bond, due July 1, 188S, 

interest January and July $ 200 00 

One-half interest in a judgment against Mr. John Wilkes, record- 
ed in Mecklenburg County, N. C. Estimated value of 
the claim of this Diocese, without interest 413 68 



6^ treasurer's report for fiscal year 1 885-' 86. 



Dr. Diocese of East Carolina, forthe Current Episcopal and Contingent Fund, 



1885. 
May. 

Rev. 



To paid the following Clergymen, expenses attend- 
ing the Diocesan Convention at Kinston, viz: 



T. M. Ambler 

C. O. Brady 

P. W. Casey 

L- Eborn 

N. Harding 

T. B. Haughton. 



8 00 
6 50 
1 70 
8 00 
4 00 
8 00 



Rev. J. M. Hillyar. 
" J. C. Huske, D. D. 

" Wm. H. Lewis 

" H. S. McDuffey.... 

" N. E. Price 

" R. B. Windley 



Paid additional assessment on this Diocese towards ex- 
penses of General Convention of 1883 

" Travelling expenses of members of Committee on 

Canons 

' ' Travelling Expenses of Standing Committee 

" Rev. N. Harding, expenses incurred by him as Sec- 
retary of Convention 

" Secretary's salary from Dec. 13, 1883 to March 31, 
18S5, 1 year, 3 mos. and 19 days at $100 per annum 

" Secretary's salary 1 year to March 31, 1886 

" Printing 1,000 copies Treasurer's Report 

" 250 " Report of Committee on Canons 

" Printing and distributing 750 copies Journal of 1885 

" 50 extra copies of Canons 

" 50 Circulars 

" Registration of deed — J. W. Atkinson to Trustees of 

Diocese 

" Salary of Bishop, 1 year to March 31, 1886 

" Postage stamps and envelopes 

" Treasurer's Commissions on receipts, #3,852 90, 

5 per cent..« 

" Balance transferred to credit of the Permanent Epis- 
copal Fund 



1 55 

14 00 

6 55 
11 85 

6 75 
4 00 



80 90 



23 


05 


8 


00 


15 


00 


130 


20 


100 


00 


37 


00 


40 


00 


282 


31 


J 9 


00 


1 


25 


1 


20 


2500 


00 


9 


21 


192 


65 


402 


13 



2 90 



APPENDIX B. 



In Account with A, J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for the Fiscal Year 1885-86. Dr. 



1886. 

April. 
By Amount from Parishes and Congregations as per Tab- 
ular Statement 

" Income from the Permanent Episcopal Fund, viz.:.... 
" Coupons for May, '85, and Nov. '85, of $2,000 8 per 

Bonds N. C. R. R. Co 

" Coupons for Oct. '85 and April '86 of $1,000 6 per cent 

Bond, State of North Carolina 

" Coupons for July '85 and Jan. '86 of #1,000 4 per cent. 

Bonds, State of North Carolina 

" Coupons for July '85, of $3,900 City of Wilmington 8s.. 
for Jan. '86, of 4,900 " 8s.. 

for July '85, of 3,700 " " 6s.. 

for Jan. '86, of 3,500 " " 6s.. 

for July '85 and 'S6of $500 Craven County, 6s 
for Sept. '85 of $200 New Hanover " 6s 
12 months interest to Dec. 7, '85 on $1,500 00 8 per 

cent. Bond of J. H. & M. L. Boatwright 

12 months interest to Dec. 12, '85 on $300 8 per cent. 

Bond of J. W. Barnes 

9 months interest to Sept. 28, 'S5 on $1,200 8 per 

cent. Bond of W. L,. DeRosset 

3 months interest to Dec. 28, '85 on $700, balance of 

8 per cent. Bond of W. D. DeRosset 

Interest from Oct. 6, '84 to Aug. 13, '85 on $1,000 

8 per cent. Bond of W. B. McKoy 

Interest from Nov. 26, '84 to Aug. 13, '85 on $500 8 

percent. Bond of W. B. McKoy 

Dividends 4 per cent, each for July '85 and Jan. '86, 
on 25 shares W. & W. Railroad Stock 



Interest on deposits in bank. 



$2404 10 



142 1 08 



52 90 



8. treasurer's report eor fiscal year 1885-'; 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for Diocesan Missions, 



To amount appropriations by the Executive Missionary 
Committee, viz : 



Rev. S. S. Barber 

" E. Eborn 

" I. Harding 

" T. B. Haughton ... 
" N. C. Hughes, D.D 



$100 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 



Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr.. 

" H. H. Phelps 

" N. E. Price 

" E. R. Sweetland... 
" R. B. Windley 



Apr. 10, To Treasurer's Commissions on receipts, 

5 per cent 

" " Balance 



>i2 67, 



$ 


100 


00 




50 


00 




100 


00 




50 


00 




100 


00 









900 00 

45 63 
519 00 

$1464 63 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Relief Fund, 



1886. 

Jan. 15, To amount paid Bishop Watson for distribution,.. 

Apr. 10, " Treasurer's commissions on receipts, $75 16, 

5 per cent 

' ' Balance 



50 00 

3 76 
240 05 

I 293 81 



Dr. 

iT8^ 

May 5, To amount remitted to Mr. F. N. Skinner 



Diocese of East Carolina, for Education Fund, 



Oct. 24, 
1S86. 
Feb. 4, 

Mch. 2, 
Apr. 10, 



H. H. Barber.. 



" " for use of Students under 
charge of Rev. E. M. Forbes 

amount remitted to Mr. Alex. F. Moore 

Treasurer's Commissions on receipts, $81 64, 
5 per cent". 

Balance 



25 00 
25 00 



'20 00 
20 00 

4 08 
184 26 

$ 278 34 



APPENDIX B. 



In Account with A. J, DeRosset, Treasurer, for the Fiscal Year 1885-86. Cr. 



April. 

By Balance 

" donation from Sunday School of St. James' Parish, 

Wilmington 

" Amount from Parishes and Congregations as per Tab- 
ular Statement 

" Bishop's Collections as per Tabular Statament 



1S86. 

April 10, By Balance. 



551 


96 


2 


00 


557 
352 


99 
68 



1*1464 63 
1$ 519 00 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, Fiscal Year 1885-'86- 



April, By Balance, 

" amount from Parishes and Congregations as per 
Tabular Statement 



1886. 

April 10, By Balance. 



Cr. 



218 65 
75 16 

I 293 81 

$ 240 05 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, Fiscal Year 1885-'86. Cr. 



1885. 

April, By Balance, 

" amount from Parishes and Congregations as per 

Tabular Statement 

" donation from the Woman's Auxiliary Society 
of Wilmington — through Bishop 



1886. 

April 10, By Balance. 



196 70 
61 64 
20 00 



27S 34 
184 26 



io treasurer's report for fiscal year i 885-' 86. 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for Church Building Fund, 



1886. 
April 10, 



1885. 

May 16, To amount appropriated to Holy Innocents 

Church, Lenoir County, 

" amount appropriated to St. John Evangelist 

Church, Edenton 

" remitted for St. Paul's Church, Greenville, 
(special contributions) 



Treasurer commissions on receipts, $55 32, 

5 per cent 

Balance 



25 


00 


46 


31 


7 


85 


2 

34 


76 
81 



116 73 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Permanent Episcopal Fund, 



April 
Aug. 
Sept. 
Nov. 



21, 



13. 



To paid for 1 North Carolina 6 per cent. Renewal 

Debt Bond of $ 1,000, No. 1159, at io 9 P er & 

" paid for 1 City of Wilmington 8 perct. Bond, 

No. 319, #1,000 at par and interest 

" John W. Atkinson, for his one-fourth inter- 
est in the Episcopal residence 

" for 1 City of Wilmington 8 per c"t Bond, No. 
266, without the Coupon for Jan '86, 
#1,000, at 101 per ct 



April io, To Balance, 



$1090 


do 


1009 


56 


1250 


00 


IOIO 


00 


476 


52 



$4836 08 



Dr. Diocese of East Carolina, Fund for Education Children of Dec'd Clergymen, 



1885. 

April 16, To amount remitted Chas. E. Johnson, Treas. 
Diocese of N. C, to correct error in settle- 
ment of this account, July 28, 1884, 

21, To Bond of City of Wilmington No. 246. $100 at 
io2)4 per ct. transferred from the Perma- 

1886. nent Episcopal Fund, 

April 10, " Treas. corn's, on receipts, $166 55, 5 per c"t... 
' ' Balance, 



41 46 



102 50 

8 33 

248 27 

I 400 56 



APPENDIX B. 



1 1 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, Fiscal Year1885"'86. 



1885. 

April, By Balance 

1886. 

April, 10 " amount from Parishes and Congregations, as 
per Tabular Statement, 



April 10, By Balance. 



Cr. 



61 41 
55 32 



116 73 
34 81 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1885-'86, 



Cr. 



1885. 
April 



Aug. 
Sept. 

Nov. 
1886. 
April 



13, 



30, 



By Balance 

" Sale of City of Wilmington 8 per <5t Bonds 
No. 246 of $100, No. 324 of $200, say $3 
at io2)4 per 61 

" amount collected from W. B. McKoy, am'tof 
his Mortgage Bonds of $ 1,000 and #500 
paid in full 

" sale of City of Wilmington Bonds, viz: No. 
85, $1,000 8 per 61., and Nos. 320 and 321, 
$200, 6 per 61., say $1,200 at par and int... 

" amount collected from W.L. DeRosset in part 
payment of his Mortgage Bond of $1,200 

" sale of 2 New Hanover County 6 per 61. Bonds 
of #100 each at par and interest 

'• amount transferred to this account from the 
Current Episcopal and Contingent Fund. 



1886. 

April 10, By Balance. 



5 708 88 

307 50 

1500 00 

1215 34 
500 00 
202 23 

402 13 

$4836 08 

476 52 



In Account with A. J, DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1885-'86- 



Cr. 



1885. 

April 1, By Balance 

Dec. 31, " Coupons for July '85 and Jan. '86 on $200 

1886. City Wilmington 8 per 61 Bond, No. 246 

Mch. 20, " Coupons for July '85 and July '86 on $1,250 

Craven County 6 per 61. Bonds 

April " proportion of interest on deposits in bank,.. 



1886. 

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Diocese of East Carolina, for the Clergy Relief Fund, 



1885. 

April 21, To Bond of City of Wilmington, No. 324 of $200 
transferred from the Permanent Episcopal 

1886. Fund at 102 y 2 per ct 

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$ 205 00 

87 56 




$ 292 56 



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In Account with A. J. DeRosset. Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1885-'86. Cr. 

April i, By Balance $ 272 39 

" Coupons for Jul}- '85 and Jan. 86 of City of 

Wilmington Bond of $200, No. 324 16 00 

" proportion of interest on deposit in bank 4 17 

$ 292 56 

1886. ; 

April 10, By Balance I $ 87 56 



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^JPJ^KINUI^ t7. 



Constitution and Canons 



AVpendix C. 



Constitution and Canons, 



ion$lii«iion. 



ARTICLE I. 

This Diocese as established by the Sixty-seventh Conven- 
tion of the Diocese of North Carolina, in May, 1883, a ^ Char- 
lotte, embracing al^that portion of the territory of the State 
of North Carolina which includes the comities of Hertford, 
Bertie, Martin, Pitt, Greene, Wayne, Sampson, Cumberland, 
and Robeson, and all the comities lying- between these coun- 
ties and the Atlantic Ocean, shall be known as the Diocese 
of Hast Carolina. 

ARTICLE II. 

The Church in this Diocese accedes to the Constitution of 
that branch of the Holy Catholic Church known as the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 
and recognizes the authority of the General Convention 
thereof. 

ARTICLE III. 

Section i. For the purpose of receiving reports and other 
information as to the condition and progress of the Church in 
this Diocese, and of consulting upon such measures, and en- 
acting such laws as may seem good for its welfare and gov- 
ernment, there shall be an Annual Council to meet within 
the Diocese at such time and place as may be determined bv 



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Constitution. [May 



the next preceding Council, or in the event of no such deter- 
mination, on the third Wednesday in May, at such place as 
may be agreed upon by the Bishop and Standing Committee, 
or appointed by the Standing Committee in case of the disa- 
bility of the Bishop, or a vacancy in his office. 

Section 2. But the time or place of such meeting may be 
changed, or Special Councils may be called by the Bishop 
and Standing Committee, or by the Standing Committee in 
case of disability or vacancy as provided in the preceding sec- 
tion, subject, nevertheless, to such Canonical provisions 
as may hereafter be made; provided, that no Special Council 
shall be called without at least sixty days' notice, which 
notice shall be published for at least one month in three dif- 
ferent newspapers in. this Diocese, and shall specify the busi- 
ness and purpose for which said Special Council is to be held; 
and no other business shall be proposed or acted upon except 
by a vote of two thirds of both Orders. 

ARTICLE IV. 

Section i. The Council shall be composed of the two 
Orders — Clerical and Lay. The* Bishop of the Diocese, or in 
his absence the Bishop in charge as representing the Episco- 
pal Authority, shall, if present, preside at all meetings of the 
Council. 

Section 2. Every Clergyman of the Church, having been 
Canonically connected with and resident within the Diocese 
for three months preceding any meeting of the Council, in- 
cluding such portion of the time as he may have been a can- 
didate for Orders, shall be entitled to a seat and vote in the 
Council, except in the election of a Bishop, in which case 
such connection and residence must have been for twelve 
months to entitle him to a vote; provided, that the restriction 



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as above in regard to residence shall not apply to professors, 
tutors or students in the General Theological Seminary, or in 
any University or College maintained or governed in part by 
this Diocese, or to officers of the General Missionary Board 
of the Church, or to Chaplains in the Army or Navy. 

Section 3. Each regularly, organized Parish within the 
Diocese shall be entitled to be represented by one or more Lay 
Delegates, not exceedingycwr, chosen by the vestry from the 
male communicants of the parish: and in case of any parish 
having no male communicants, the Vestry may elect one or 
more delegates, duly qualified as above, from any other parish 
or parishes of the Diocese: provided, that no person shall be 
allowed to represent more than one parish in the same meet- 
ing of the Council. No person, Clerical or Lay, under Eccle- 
siastical censure, publicly declared by a competent tribunal, 
shall be admissible to a seat in the Council. 

Section 4. It shall be lawful for the Council to exclude or 
suspend from Lay representation any Parish neglecting or 
refusing to appoint delegates to the Council for two successive 
years, or neglecting or refusing to comply with any lawful 
requirement of the Councilf^/w/Vfe/, that a vote of a majority 
of all the Clergy entitled to seats, and a majority of all the 
Parishes entitled to representation shall be required for such 
exclusion or suspension. 

Section 5. If any Parish shall neglect or decline to appoint 
Lay Delegates, or shall have been excluded or suspended from 
the right of doing so by the Council, or if any or all those 
appointed shall not be present, such Parish shall nevertheless 
be bound by the acts of the Council. 

ARTICLE V. 
Section i. The Council shall be the sole judge of the 



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Constitution. [May 



election and qualification of its own members. It shall have 
power to adopt Rules of Order for its own government, elect 
officers and raise funds, and shall have such other legislative 
powers as may be necessary and proper for the well-being of 
the Diocese. 

Section 2. The Council sfyall have no power to pass any 
Canon infringing the Episcopal Authority, but may adopt 
resolutions of advice or enquiry, or institute any proceedings 
deemed necessary for the purpose of impeachment of the Bishop. 

ARTICLE VI. 

To constitute a quorum for the purpose of ordinary busi- 
ness the presence of one-third of all the Parochial Clergy and 
of delegates from seven of the Parishes entitled to representa- 
tion in the Council shall be necessary. Any less number 
shall be competent to receive reports and to adjourn. 

ARTICLE VII. 

Section i. Upon any question before the Council, when 
it may be required by any one Clerical member, or by the 
delegation present of any one Fmish, the two Orders shall 
vote separately And in all cases of a vote by Orders, each 
Clerie~ir member shall be entitled to one vote, and each dele- 
gation shall also be entitled to one vote, and a concurrence of 
majorities of both Orders shall be necessary to a decision. 
When no such division is called for, each member of the 
Council shall be entitled to one vote. 

Section 2. All elections shall be by ballot, unless other- 
wise unanimously ordered 

ARTICLE VIII. 

Section i. The Council shall annually elect a President 



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1880. Constitution. 



(who shall be a Presbyter of the Diocese), a Secretary and a 
Treasurer. 

Section 2. Should there at any time be no such election 
then the officers last before elected shall hold over till such 
election shall be had. 

Section 3. Should the office of Secretary or that of Treas- 
urer become vacant at any time precedingthe annual election, 
the Ecclesiastical Authority shall be empowered to fill the 
vacancy till such time as an election shall be had. 

ARTICLE IX. 

Section i. A Standing Committee to consist of 3 Clergy- 
men of the Diocese, and 2 Laymen communicants of the 
Diocese, shall be annually elected by the Council. 

Section 2. The Committee shall have power to fill any 
vacancy that may occur in their own body between the annual 
meetings of the Council. 

Section 3. When there is no Bishop the Standing Com- 
mittee shall be the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese, 
and, as such, may invite the temporary services of other 
Bishops, and, for due cause, may change the time or place of 
the annual meetings of the (&mncil ; and they may also sum- 
mon special Councils, and shall do so upon the call of one- 
third of the Clergy of the Diocese, or of one-third of the 
Parishes in union with the Council, as appearing upon the 
lists of the Journal last before published. And although 
there be a Bishop, the Standing Committee shall have power 
to call special Councils for the purpose of proceedings rela- 
tive to his impeachment, and shall do so upon a similar requi- 
sition by the Clergy or Laity. 

ARTICLE X. 

Section i. Any ten or more baptized adults may organize 



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Constitution. [May. 



themselves into a Parish, and be received into nnion with 
the Council, by taking such steps as may be provided for by 
Canon. 

Section 2. The Bishop of the Diocese may, with the writ- 
ten consent of the Re<5tor of any Parish (a copy of which 
shall be filed with the Registrar of the Diocese), establish, 
within the limits of such Parish, Missionary congregations, 
whose Ministers shall be independent of the Rector and 
responsible to the Ecclesiastical Authority only; provided, 
that, with the advice and consent of the Standing Committee, 
the Bishop shall have the power to establish such independent 
Missionary congregations without the consent of the Rector. 

Section 3. In all Parochial elections none shall be entitled 
to vote but baptized males of the age of twenty-one years, 
members of the Parish, who shall have subscribed a declara- 
tion in the following words, viz : 

"We, the undersigned, do hereby consent to be governed by 
the Constitution and Canons of the Church, as set forth in 
the General Convention, and by the Constitution and Canons 
of the Church in this Diocese." 

Provided, that this section sh^ll not be taken to infringe 
upon the chartered rights or existing customs of any Parish 
established previous to the year 1859. 

ARTICLE XL 

Section i. Any Presbyter regularly called to the charge 
of a Parish and entering thereupon shall, during the time of 
such charge, be held to be the Rector of said Parish. 

Section 2. The Rector is recognized as having, by virtue 
of his office, the exclusive regulation, under his Canonical 
superiors, of all the spiritual concerns of the Parish; as being 
entitled at all times to have access to the Church building 



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and to open the same for the services or instruction of this 
Church as he may deem proper; to call meetings of the Vestry 
or congregation, when present to preside in the same, and, in 
case of a tie, to give the casting vote. 

ARTICLE XII. 

The Council shall pass Canons for the trial of Clergymen. 

ARTICLE XIII. 

When a Bishop is to be elected, the Council shall vote, by 
Orders, on this wise: The Clergy, by a majority of all in 
the Diocese entitled to seats in the Council, shall make a 
nomination by ballot for the office; and then a concurrence, 
by ballot, of a majority of the Parishes represented, shall be 
necessary to complete the election; provided, the number of 
Parishes voting sHall not be less than twenty. 

ARTICLE XIV. 

No new Canon shall be passed, nor shall any existing 
Canon be amended, upon the day upon which said new Canon 
or amendment may be proposed, without unanimous consent. 
Nor, without a similar consent, shall the question upon the 
passage of such Canon or amendment be finally put without 
previous reference to a committee. 

ARTICLE XV. 

Section i. This Constitution shall not be altered or 
amended without — 

First. A concurrent vote of a majority of both orders 
present at one Annual Council proposing said alteration. 

Second. The adoption of the proposed alteration or amend- 
ment, at the next ensuing Annual Council, by a majority of 



IO DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Constitution. [May 



all the Clergy entitled to seats in the Council, and a majority 
of the Parishes represented; provided, that the number of 
Parishes voting shall not be less than fifteen. 

Section 2. Provided, that the consideration of the pro- 
posed amendment may always be postponed to the next An- 
nual Council by a vote of two-thirds of both orders present. 

ARTICLE XVI. 

All Constitutional enactments shall take effect from and 
after the adjournment of the Council at which they shall have 
been ratified. 



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1880,1 Canons. 



Smums. 



CANON I. 

LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. 

SEC. i. — Clergy. — It shall be the duty of the Secretary, 
before the opening of the Annual Council, to apply to the 
Ecclesiastical Authority for a correct list of the Clergy enti- 
tled to seats. Such list shall be prima facie evidence of said 
title, and from it the Secretary shall prepare the roll for the 
purpose of organization. 

Sec. 2. — Laity. — The Secretaries of the several Parish 
Vestries electing Lay Delegates to the Council shall furnish 
three certificates of said election, whereof one shall be handed 
to the Delegates elect, one shall be forwarded to the Secre- 
tary of the Council, and one to the minister of the Parish 
where the Council is to be held, the latter two to be mailed at 
least two weeks before the time appointed for the opening of 
the session. From these certificates the Secretary shall pre- 
pare a list of Lay Delegates to be called at the opening of the 
Council ; and shall insert no name upon the roll without the 
evidence of one of said certificates, unless specially directed 
by the Council. Defective or doubtful certificates shall be 
laid aside to be acted upon after the Council shall have been 
organized. 



12 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



[May- 



canon ii. 

OPENING SERVICES. 

At the opening of each annual or special meeting of the 
Council, Morning Prayer shall be said and the Holy Commu- 
nion administered, and there shall be a sermon by a Clergy- 
man appointed for the purpose by the Ecclesiastical Authori- 
ty of the Diocese. 

CANON III. 

RULES OF ORDER. 

The Council shall adopt Rules of Order, which shall con- 
tinue in force until altered. 

CANON IV. 

PRESIDENT. 

In absence of a Bishop competent to preside, as provided 
in Article IV, Section i of the Constitution, the chair shall 
be occupied by the President of the Council. 

CANON V. 

SECRETARY. 

Sec. i. The Secretary shall issue notices of all meetings 
of the Council under direction of the Ecclesiastical Author- 
ity. He shall prepare the Canonical List of the Clergy 
and Lay Delegates entitled to seats therein. In the ab- 
sence of both Bishop and President he shall call the Coun- 
cil to order for the purpose of organization. He shall 
keep a record of its proceedings, under its direction, in a 
suitable book to be kept for that purpose and shall also be 
Registrar of the Diocese. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 1 3 



1886. 



Sec. 2 He shall prepare and issue the Journals as may 
from time to time be directed by the Council, and shall pre- 
serve thirty copies of the same for the use of the members of 

the next succeeding Council together with such other papers 

... *. 

111 his keeping as he may think likely to be required for 

reference. 

Sec. 3. He is hereby authorized to draw upon the Treas- 
urer for the amount of expenses necessarily incurred from 
time to time in discharging the duties prescribed by this 

Canon. 

CANON VI. 

TREASURER. 
The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds or monies 
belonging to the Diocese; shall, under the direction of 
of the Council, receive, invest and disburse the same, and 
shall keep and return an account thereof to each annual 
meeting; and shall also report annually a complete list of all 
securities belonging to the Diocese. He shall give bond for 
the faithful discharge of his duties, in such sum as the Trus- 
tees of the Diocese may from time to time designate, such 
bond to be approved by and deposited with the Trustees of 

the Diocese. 

CANON VII. 

COMMITTEES. 

Sec. i. The following shall be the Regular Committees 
of the Council, to-wit: 

[1] — Permanent Committees. — In addition to the Standing 
Committee, there shall be annually elected the following 
Committees, viz: Pm. Executive Missionary Committee to 
consist of five; a Students' Aid, and a Church Building 
Committee, to consist each of three persons; and the Bishop 
shall be ex officio Chairman of said committees. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



[May 



[2] A Committee on Canons, to consist of three clergymen 
and two laymen, and a Committee on Finance, to consist of 
two clergymen and three laymen, shall be annually appointed 
by the Bishop, or, in his absence, by the President of the 
Council, after opportunity has been given for presenting re- 
ports by those appointed at the previous annual meeting — not 
later than during the morning session of the second day. 

[3] All permanent committees shall remain in office until 
their successors are appointed or elected. 

[4] — Other Committees. — The following committees shall 
be annually appointed by the Bishop, or, in his absence, by 
the President, as soon as may be after opening of the Council 
viz. On Credentials, On New Parishes, and On Unfinished 
Business, to consist each of one clergyman and two laymen, 
and On the State of the Church, to consist of three clergy- 
men and two laymen. 

SEC. 2. — Standing Committee. — The Standing Committee 
shall eleft a President and Secretary from their own 
body. They shall assemble upon the call of their President 
whenever he may deem it necessary. He shall also summon 
them whenever required to do so by the Bishop, or by any 
three members of the Committee. In the event of vacancy 
in the Episcopate, the President shall call a meeting within 
thirty days after knowledge of the fact. The Standing Com- 
mittee shall hold meetings for the transaction of business on 
the third Wednesday preceding the stated times of ordina- 
tion, and at each Council; Provided, that the committee shall 
not be required to meet except upon notice by the President. 
They shall also report to the annual meltings of the Council 
their transactions of the preceding year. A record of all their 
official acts shall be kept by their Secretary, which shall 
always be open to the inspection of the Bishop and of the 
Council. 



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Sec. 3. — Executive Missionary Committee. — The Execu- 
tive Missionary Committee shall have in charge the Current 
Missionary Funds of the Diocese, for which they shall be em- 
powered to draw upon its Treasurer, the order of their Chair- 
man being the Treasurer's warrant. They shall receive ap- 
plications for aid ; they shall report annually to the Council 
their transactions during the previous year, and the condition 
of the missionary field, and shall make such recommenda- 
tions for the future as may seem to them good. Under the 
direction of the Bishop — if there be one — they shall select the 
Missionaries or Missionary Stations to be aided, and in the 
absence of specific directions by the Council, shall make 
such appropriations to the same as may seem to them suita- 
ble. With the consent of the Bishop, they may appropriate 
monies to Convocations, instead of individuals ; and may 
leave to these Convocations, under the direction of the Bishop, 
the selection of Missionaries or Missionary Stations to be 
aided. 

Sec. 4. — Students' Aid Committee — The Committee shall 
have charge of the Current Students' Aid Fund of the Diocese, 
with power, in the absence of express provisions to the con- 
trary, to appropriate the same as may seem to them best. 
They shall be empowered to draw upon the Treasurer of the 
Diocese for all such funds in his hands, and the order of their 
chairman shall be his warrant. They shall receive, consider 
and act upon all applications for aid. in behalf of young men 
desirous to enter the Ministry of the Church. They are 
hereby directed to seek out such cases, and, if need be, bring 
them to the notice ofjthe Church in any way that may seem 
best. They shall report annually to the Council their trans- 
actions of the preceding year, and the condition of the fund 
under their control, and shall make such recommendations 
for the future as may seem to them good. 



l6 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Canons. [May. 



Sec. 5. — Church Building Committee. — The Church Build- 
ing Committee shall have charge of all current funds contrib- 
uted in the Diocese for the purpose of aiding feeble congrega- 
tions within the Diocese in building or repairing churches, 
with power to appropriate the same as may seem to them 
best ; provided, that there shall be no appropriation of the 
funds of this committee towards any building not secured to 
the sole use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese 
of East Carolina. The Committee shall be empowered to 
draw upon the Treasurer of the Diocese for such funds as he 
may have received for church building; and the order of their 
chairman shall be his warrant. They shall report annually 
to the Council their transactions of the preceding yeir, and 
the condition of the fund under their control, and shall make 
such recommendations for the future as may seem to them 
good. 

SEC. 6. — Committee on Canons. — The Committee on Canons 
shall receive, consider and present to the Council all motions 
or resolutions pertaining to the Constitution, Canons and 
Rules of Order, and are competent to originate any new mat- 
ter, touching these subjects, that they shall see proper. 

The Committee on Canons may report to the Council at 
which they are appointed, not later than the second day of 
the next succeeding Council unless otherwise instructed. 

Sec. 7. — Committee on the State of the Church. — It shall 
be the duty of the Committee on the State of the Church, 
from such materials as may be placed before them, to report 
to the Council, at some time during its session, the condition 
of the Diocese, with such particular stajtments, or such re- 
commendations, as may seem to them desirable. 

Sec. 8. — Committee on Finance. — The Committee on Fi- 
nance shall audit the Treasurer's accounts. They shall have 



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Canons, 



power to report a scale of assessments For the purpose of rais- 
ing funds required for Diocesan purposes; they may receive 
applications for the alteration of said scale, and shall have 
power to modify the same for the current year, reporting all 
such applications and their action thereon to the Council. 
They shall report to each Council the general condition of 
the several funds of the Diocese, with such deficits in the as- 
sessments as may be discovered. They may make such re- 
commendations as may seem to them desirable, and shall act 
upon ail other matters relative to Diocesan property commit- 
ted to them by the Council. 

CANON VIII. 

DEPUTIES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION. 

At each Annual Council there may, and at each Annual 
Council immediately preceding the triennial session of the 
General Convention there shall be elected four clerical and 
four lay deputies to the said General Convention, who shall 
be, in accordance with Article II. of the Constitution of the 
General Convention, "Communicants in this Church and 
residents in the Diocese." There may also be elected four 
alternate clerical and four alternate lay deputies, subject to 
the same provisions as the original deputies above mentioned. 
The said alternate deputies shall succeed to vacancies in the 
original deputation in the order of their election as indicated 
by the number of votes cast for each, and in case of the same 
number of votes having been cast for two or more in either 
order, precedence &all be given to the clerical alternates in 
the order of official, and to the lay alternates in the order of 
personal seniority ; and the Secretary shall insert the names 
of the alternates in this order upon the Journal. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



[May 



Deputies elect to the General Convention, finding them- 
selves unable to attend, shall, four weeks at least before the 
time of meeting, give notice to the first alternate of the same 
order. Should said alternate be unable to attend he shall 
give immediate notice to the next upon the list of the same 
order with himself. Should either of said alternates receive 
two or more of such notices, he shall, according to the cir- 
cumstances, transmit said notices to one or more of the alter- 
nates who follow him, and in the order in which they come. 

CANON IX. 

TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH. 

Sec. i. There shall be elected by the Council at such 
intervals as are or may be required by the Constitution or 
Statutes of the University of the South, one Presbyter and 
two Laymen, as members of the Board of Trustees of that 
Institution on the part of this Diocese. 

SEC. 2. The said members shall annually report to the 
Council the condition and progress of the University, with 
such particulars in regard to the various departments as they 
may deem necessary to inform the people of the Diocese as 
to the literary, moral and spiritual value of the work of that 
Institution and its claims upon them for patronage and sup- 
port. 

Sec. 3. In case of the death, resignation or disability of 
any of the Trustees elected on the part o^ this Diocese, the 
vacancy may be filled by the Ecclesiastical Authority until an 
election for that purpose shall be made by a succeeding 
Council. 



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CANON X. 

TRUSTEES OF THE DIOCESE. 

Sec. i. The Bishop, or when there is no Bishop, the 
President of the Standing Committee shall, ex officio, with 
two laymen to be annually elected by the Council — and to 
remain in office until their successors may be appointed — con- 
stitute a Board of Trustees for the Church in this Diocese, 
and shall be authorized to hold the property of the Diocese 
not otherwise provided for. In absence of instructions by 
the Council they shall also, from time to time, give directions 
to the Treasurer in regard to the care and investment of the 
permanent and unappropriated funds of the Diocese in his 
hands. 

Sec. 2. Whenever the title to real property in any Parish 
is vested in the Trustees of the Diocese for the benefit of the 
Parish the said Trustees shall have the power to convey said 
property upon the written request of the Vestry of such 
Parish if, in the opinion of said Trustees, it be advisable so 
to do; but if, in their opinion, it is not advisable to make such 
conveyance^ they shall report the facts to the next Council. 

Sec 3. Any vacancy occurring in this Board by death or 
otherwise, may be filled by the Ecclesiastical Authority. 

CANON XL 

ORGANIZATION OF PARISHES AND MISSION STATIONS. 

Sec. i. A new Parish may, upon application, be ad- 
mitted into union with the Council, if duly organized ac- 
cording to the requirements set forth in the following section 
of this Canon, and if, in the judgment of the Council (upon 
the favorable report of a committee appointed for the purpose 



20 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Canons. [Mav 



of enquiry into the case), the Parish gives promise of such 
sufficient strength as will enable it permanently to maintain 
its organization. 

Sec. 2. The requirements for the organization of a new 
Parish shall be — 

First. To obtain the written consent of the Ecclesiastical 
Authority. 

Second. If within the limits of some already existing Parish 
or Parishes, to obtain the written consent of the Rector or 
Rectors of said Parishes. 

Third. To assume a suitable name and elect a Vestry, as 
prescribed in Canon XII on Parochial Elections. 

Fourth. To provide a book with a caption for the signatures 
of all the voters in the Parish consenting to be governed by 
the Constitution and Canons of the General Convention and 
of this Diocese, as directed in Article X, Section 3 of the 
Constitution of this Diocese. 

And every new Parish applying for admission into union 
with the Council, shall present satisfactory evidence that all 
the above requirements have been duly complied with. 

Sec. 3. Any Missionary Station outside the limits of an 
already existing Parish may be organized by the Bishop at 
his discretion. 

The Bishop may appoint, upon the organization of the 
Mission, a Church Warden, a Clerk and Treasurer (if he 
deems it expedient, combining any two of these offices in one 
person) which officers shall thereafter be elected by the con- 
gregation annually in Easter week, after public notice of the 
election previously given. These officers shall, as far as 
possible, discharge the duties belonging to their respective 
offices in regularly incorporated Parishes, and they shall re- 
tain their offices until their successors are duly elected. The 



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congregation of any organized Missionary Station, either 
without or within the limits of an already existing Parish, 
may appoint from their number a delegate to the Council, 
who shall be admitted to a seat, and to a participation in its 
deliberations, without the right of voting. The appoint- 
ment of such delegate shall be certified by the Clerk of the 
Mission. 

CANON XII. 

PAROCHIAL ELECTIONS. 

Sec i. — Vestry. — Upon Easter Monday, unless some 
other day has been specified by the Vestry, each Parish shall 
annually elect by a plurality of votes from among the bap- 
tized members of the Parish in good moral standing, a Vestry of 
not less than three nor more than twelve persons, and in case 
of proposed change in the number of the Vestry, then the 
number of Vestrymen to be elected shall be announced by 
resolution of the Vestry at least ten days before the election. 
But in the event, at any time, of an omission to elect, or of 
a refusal of the Vestry elect to serve, the Vestry last chosen 
shall hold over until another election shall be held. The 
Vestry after its organization shall have the power to fill any 
vacancy which may occur in their body. 

Sec. 2. — Wardens. — Each Vestry shall annually elect a 
Senior and a Junior Warden from among their own number, 
the former upon nomination by the Rector. If there be no 
Rec^pr the election shall proceed without such nomination. 

Sec. 3. — Duties of Wardens. — In the absence of the Rector 
the Wardens shall preside in all meetings of the Vestry or 
congregation in the order of their official seniority. As rep- 
resentatives of the Vestry, they shall (subject to its directions 
and in consistency with the rights of the Rector) have charge 



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Canons. [May 



of the church building, and shall see that it be kept from all 
secular uses, and from all uses inconsistent with the doctrines 
or discipline of the Protestant Episcopal Church; and, so far 
as possible, in good repair, as becometh the house of God. 
They shall see that it be prepared for public worship, and 
that order be preserved during the same; that suitable books 
and vestments be provided for the services, and, when neces- 
sary, the elements and vessels for the Holy Communion.' 

SEC. 4. — Treasurer. — In the absence of any other appoint- 
ment the Junior Warden shall acl: as Treasurer of the Parish. 

Sec 5. — Vestry Meetings in certain Cases. — Should the 
Re6lor refuse to call a meeting of the Vestry it shall be com- 
petent to the Wardens, or any three of the Vestry, to call one: 
Provided, that the Rector shall have due notice of the same. 

CANON XIII. 

CALL OF A MINISTER. 

When there is no Rector the Vestry shall have power to 
call a Minister and to enter into all needful stipulations for 
his support. But if he prefer to rely upon the voluntary con- 
tributions of the people, he shall be entitled to do so; and the 
Vestry shall not have the power to tax the sittings for that 
purpose without his consent. The Rector shall not have 
power to appoint a permanent assistant without the consent 
of the Vestry. 

CANON XIV. 

LEGAL POWERS OF THE VESTRY. 

The Vestry shall be the Trustees of the Parish; shall have 
charge of all the secular concerns thereof; shall hold the 



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property belonging thereto, and shall be authorized to collect, 
invest or disburse its funds. 

CANON XV. 

DISSOLUTION AND SUSPENSION OF PARISHES. 

SEC. i. In case of the dissolution of a Parish, the property 
belonging to the same shall vest in the Trustees of the Dio- 
cese, in trust for the interests of the Church in the said late 
Parish, and shall, upon the bona fide reorganization of said 
Parish, be reconveyed to the same. 

Sec. 2. Whenever the penalty of exclusion or suspension 
from lay representation in the Council shall be inflicted on a 
Parish, as provided in Sec. 4 of Art. IV of the Constitution, 
the sentence shall specify on what terms or at what time said 
penalty shall cease. 

CANON XVI. 

CONVOCATIONS. 

The Diocese may be divided into Missionary Convocations, 
the boundaries and names of which shall be fixed by the 
Clergy, with the consent of the Bishop. 

CANON XVII. 

REGISTRATION, REPORTS, ETC. 

SEC. i. — Private and Parish Registers. — It is hereby or- 
dered that each Clergyman of this Church shall keep a reg- 
ister of all the baptisms, marriages, confirmations and fu- 
nerals solemnized by him, as well as of all the baptisms, mar- 
riages, confirmations and funerals within his Parish, or Cure, 
specifying the names of the persons in each instance, the 
parentage and date of birth of those baptized, with the names 



24 



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[May 



of their sponsors or witnesses, and the time when each rite 
is performed, which register shall be transcribed at least once 
in each month into a book to be provided for the purpose by 
the Vestry of the Parish. 

SEC 2. — List of Communicants, etc. — It shall also be the 
duty of each Clergyman to keep a list of the communicants 
within his Cure, and, so far as practicable, of all the families 
and adult persons within the same, to remain for the use of 
his successor. 

Sec. 3. — Parochial Reports. — Each Clergyman shall report 
to the Bishop, at least one month before the meeting of each 
annual Council, all his official acts from the close of his last 
report up to and including March 31st preceding the Annual 
Council, and all information concerning the state of his 
Parish, according to the following form, specifying the place 
of all his officials acts outside his Cure: 



REPORT of 
From April ist, iS to March 31st, 18. 



.Parish. 
.Rector. 



Number of families 

Whole number of souls 

Baptisms Infants 

Adults 

Total 

Confirmations 

Communicants — Added by removal 

Added by admission.. 
Whole number added. 

Removed 

Died 

Withdrawn 

Suspended 

Whole number lost- 
Present number 



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25 



I8S6.J 



Canons. 



Marriages 

Burials 

Public services — On Sundays 

Other Days 

Holy Communion — Number times administered public 

" " " private 

Sunday-schools — Number 

No. Teachers — Males...; females...; total 

Other officers 

Scholars — Males ; females ; total 

Parish schools — Number of. 

Number of teachers 

Other officers 

Scholars — Males ; females ; total .. 

Other Parochial institutions 



CONTRIBUTIONS— WITHIN THE DIOCESE. 
Communion alms 



Parochial 

Missions 

Rector ' s salary 

Parish expenses 

Miscellaneous 

Total 

Diocesan — Bishop's salary 

Diocesan Missions 
Miscellaneous 

Total , 



CONTRIBUTIONS— WITHOUT THE DIOCESE 



Domestic Missions. 

Colored people , 

Indian 

Foreign 

Miscellaneous 

Total 



Aggregate.. 



Churches — Number . . 

Chapels 

Sittings in churches 
Sittings in chapels... 
Rectory 



Estimated value of church or chapel 

rectory 

'• other church property. 

Total 



Amoun t of indebtedness on church propert}-. 



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REMARKS. 



Note — This report to have a printed endorsement, viz: 
REPORT OF 

Parish^ 

Rector. 

From April ist, iS , to Maich 31st, 18 

Sec. 4. — Reading of said Reports. — The said reports, or 
such parts of the same as may be designated, with the ap- 
proval of the Bishop, may be read to the Council, and shall 
be entered upon the Journal thereof. 

Sec. 5. — Reports by IVardens. — In the case of a Parish 
without a Pastor, it shall be the duty of the Wardens to make 
the Parochial Report required by this Canon. 

SEC- 6. — Communicants to be Reported. — In making the 
above reports all communicants who have not withdrawn or 
been repelled by the proper authority shall be included. 

CANON XVIII. 

SALARIES, COMPENSATIONS, &C. 

Sec. i. The salary of . the Bishop of the Diocese is 
hereby fixed, as heretofore, at two thousand five hundred 
dollars per annum, to be paid by the Treasurer out of the 
funds in his hands for that purpose. 

SEC. 2. — Officers of the Council, etc. — The Secretary, the 
Treasurer, the clerical members of the Diocesan Council, and 
the members of the Standing Committee of the Diocese, of 
the Finance Committee and of the Committee on Canons, in 
actual attendance upon the duly called meetings of the bodies 
to which they severally belong, shall be entitled to have 
their necessary expenses incurred by such attendance paid 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 27 



Canons. 



out of the funds of the Diocese; and the Treasurer of the 
Diocese is hereby directed to pay the same upon the personal 
application (by letter or otherwise) of said parties, accompa- 
nied by a certificate of the amount actually and necessarily 
expended in each instance. But no clergyman who comes to 
the Council after the first day of its session, or leaves before 
its adjournment, shall be entitled to the provisions of this 
section, without the special action of the -Council. 

Sec. 3. — Clerical Deputies. — Each Clerical Deputy to the 
General Convention, actually attending the same, shall be 
entitled to have his necessary expenses, incurred by such at- 
tendance, paid out of the funds of the Diocese. And the 
Treasurer is hereby directed to pay the same upon his appli- 
cation. 

CANON XIX. 

ASSESSMENTS. 

Until the Permanent Episcopal Fund shall be so increased 
as to yield a sufficient income, to provide for the Bishop's 
salary and contingent expenses of the Diocese — There shall 
be Assessments laid upon the Parishes annually to make up 
the deficiency. 

Said Assessments shall be according to such scale as may 
be adopted from time to time by the Council and shall be 
payable in quarterly instalments on the first day of July, 
October, January and April in each fiscal year. 

In case of the failure of any Parish to meet promptly the 
payments so required, it shall be the duty of the Treasurer 
to make a demand for the same from the delinquent Parish. 

CANON XX. 

COLLECTIONS FOR DIOCESAN FUNDS. 
It shall be the duty of every Clergyman of the Diocese to 



28 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



[May 



call on the Parishes and Mission Stations under his charge, 
for contributions (for collections or otherwise) at least once in 
every quarter, in aid of the current Missionary Fund; and at 
least once in every year in aid of the Relief Fund, the Stu- 
dents' Aid Fund, and Church Building Fund, and to see that 
all such contributions are promptly remitted to the Treasurer 
of the Diocese. 

CANON XXI. 

PERMANENT FUNDS. 

Sec. i. The principal of the following Permanent Funds, 
with all additions to the same, shall remain intact, and only 
the income shall be applied to the current purposes for which 
such funds are held, namely, 

ist. The Permanent Episcopal Fund for the Bishop's 
salary and contingent expenses of the Diocese. 

2nd. The Clergy Relief Fund for relief of disabled Cler- 
gymen, and widows and orphans of deceased Clergymen of 
the Diocese. 

3rd. The Fund for Education of children of deceased 
Clergymen of the Diocese. | 

Sec. 2. The income of the Clergy Relief Fund, and of 
the Fund for Education of children of deceased Clergymen — 
including all contributions in aid of the same for current use, 
may be distributed under the direction of the Ecclesiastical 
Authority of the Diocese. 

SEC. 3. Any surplus remaining at the close of each fiscal 
year from the income of any of the aforesaid funds, or from 
current receipts from assessments or otherwise, shall, after 
payment of all expenses and appropriations, be added to the 
Permanent Fund to which such surplus belongs. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 29 

1881).] % Canons. 

CANON XXII. 

CLERGY LIABLE TO MISSIONARY DUTY. 

All Clergymen of the Diocese receiving aid from its mis- 
sionary funds shall be liable to perform such missionary duties 
within the Diocese, as may be prescribed by the Bishop, and 
the amount of compensation therefor shall be fixed from time 
to time by the Executive Missionary Committee. 

CANON XXIII. 

TRIAL OF CLERGYMEN. 

SEC. i. — The Presentment. — Any Clergyman shall be lia- 
ble to presentment and trial for false doctrine, immorality, 
disorderly conduct, violation of the rubric, of the Constitu- 
tion or Canons of the Church in the United States, or of the 
Constitution or Canons of the Church in this Diocese. 

Such presentment shall be made by the Vestry of the 
Parish in which said Clergyman has charge, or in which he 
resides, or by at least three male communicants of the Dio- 
cese, of full age, or by two or more Presbyters, who shall 
have been canonically resident therein for one year. 

But no presentment shall be made in any case of any 
offence alleged to have been committed more than three years 
before the date of the presentment : Provided, that if the 
accused be convicted of the alleged offence in a civil court, 
presentment may still be made within one year after said 
conviction. 

Said presentment shall be made to the Bishop in writings 
with the names of the presenters subscribed, and shall dis- 
tinctly declare, with all reasonable specification of time and 
circumstances, the nature of the offence or offences with 
which the said Clergyman may be charged. 



30 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Canons. • [May 

Sec. 2. — Public Rumor. — But although no such present- 
ment be made, {{public rumor charge any Clergyman with 
the commission of any of the offences above enumerated, the 
Bishop shall appoint two or more Presbyters to investigate 
the truth of such rumor, and if such investigation prove ad- 
verse to the Clergyman so charged, the said Presbyters shall 
make the presentment as above, according to the forms and 
regulations there provided. 

The presenters shall, in all cases, assume the responsibility 
of conducting the prosecution. 

Sec. 3. — Service of Presentment — Constitution of Court. — 
Should the Bishop be of opinion, from the nature of the 
charge or charges made, that the presentment contains suffi- 
cient grounds for proceeding to trial, he shall cause a cop}' 
thereof to be forthwith sent to the accused. He shall then 
give notice to the Standing Committee, who thereupon shall 
select seven Presbyters, actually and canonically resident in 
the Diocese, from whom the President of the Standing Com- 
mittee shall, in writing, call upon the accused to elect three. 
But in case the accused refuse or neglect to make such elec- 
tion within ten days after due notice as aforesaid, the Stand- 
ing Committee shall make the said election. 

The three Presbyters so elected shall constitute a court for 
the trial of the accused, and shall have all powers necessary 
for the due conducting of the said trial. 

Sec. 4. — Lay Assessor. — The Bishop shall appoint a mem- 
ber of the legal profession, who shall also be a communicant 
of the Church, as Assessor to the Court, to advise the Court, 
if requested, upon all questions of law which may arise during 
the trial. 

Sec. 5. — Time and Place of Trial and Notice Thereof. — The 
Bishop shall appoint a time and place of trial, and shall give 



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at least thirty days' notice of the same to the members of the 
Court, the Assessor, the Presenters, and the Accused; at 
which time and place the Witnesses also shall be notified to 
attend. 

Sec. 6. — Assembling of Court a?id Record of Proceedings. — 
The Court shall assemble at the time and place appointed, 
and shall proceed to examine fully the charges, and shall 
keep an accurate record '.of all their proceedings and of the 
evidence. 

Sec. 7. — Nature of Evidence and Hoiu Given. — No charge 
shall be considered as established unless proved by two wit- 
nesses, or by one witness and corroborating circumstances. 

Testimony may be given orally before the court, or in 
writing, upon interrogatories and cross interrogatories, to be 
previously filed with the Secretary or Registrar of the Court. 
Any one or more of the witnesses may be examined on oath 
or affirmation, on the requisition of either party. 

SEC. 8. — Decision of the Court and the Sentence. — A unani- 
mous vote of the Court, on one or more of the charges, shall 
be necessary to the conviction of the accused; and if their 
decision be adverse to the accused, they shall proceed to de- 
termine the kind and degree of punishment commensurate, 
in their opinion, with the offence or offences committed. 
They shall transmit to the Bishop, under their hand, the re- 
cord of their proceedings. The judgment of the Bishop on 
such decisions shall be final; except that he shall have no 
power to increase the punishment recommended by the Court. 

Sec. 9. — Suspension, or any heavier sentence, shall, ipso 
faclo, sever the connection of the Clergyman with his Parish. 

Sec. 10. — The Record to be Filed. — The record provided 
for in the sixth section of this Canon, together with the 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 33 



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\n\u uf ®rW- 



I. Upon the day appointed, the Council shall assemble at 
10 A. M. Should it appear, upon a call of the roll, that a 
quorum is present, as required by Art. VI of the Constitution, 
the Council shall be declared organized by the presiding 
officer, and shall then take a recess for the opening services 
as directed by Canon II. 

II. After the prescribed services the Council shall reassem- 
ble and proceed to the election of a President and Secretary. 

III. The Standing Committee and other regular committees 
as directed by Canon VII shall be elected or appointed as 
soon as practicable after the organization of the Council — ex- 
cept that the appointment of the Committes on Canons and 
Finance, may be delayed (not later than the morning of the 
second day) for the receipt of reports from committees of the 
previous year. 

IV. All Special Committees shall be appointed by the Pres- 
ident, unless otherwise ordered. 

V. A Treasurer shall be elected after a report from the Fi- 
nance Committee. 

VI. The following shall be the regular order of business, 
viz : 

The Bishop's Address. 
Communications from the President. 
Reports from the Committee on Elections. 

Committee on New Parishes. 

Parochial. 

Standing Committee. 

Committees appointed at the last Convention. 

Treasurer. 



34 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Rules of Order. [May 



Finance Committee. 

Committee on Canons. 

Committee on Unfinished Business. 

Committee on the State of the Church. 

Trustees of the Diocese. 

Trustees of the University of the South. 

Other, special committees. 
Petitions and memorials. 
Motions and resolutions. 

VII. After the President has taken the chair, no member 
shall continue standing, except to address the chair. 

VIII. Speakers shall address the chair, and shall confine 
themselves to the point in debate. 

IX. No motion shall be considered unless seconded, and, if 
required, reduced to writing. 

X. When the President is putting any question, the mem- 
bers shall continue in their seats, and shall not hold any pri- 
vate discourse. 

XL When a question is under consideration, no motion 
shall be received, unless to lay upon the table, to postpone to 
a certain time, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, to amend, 
or to divide; and motions for any of these purposes shall have 
precedence in the order herein named. The motions to lay 
on the table and to adjourn shall always be in order, and 
shall be decided without debate; and of these the motion to 
adjourn shall take precedence. 

XII. If the question under debate contains several distinct 
propositions, the same shall be divided at the request of any 
member, and a vote taken separately, except that a motion 
to strike out and insert shall be indivisible. 

XIII. All amendments shall be considered in the order in 
which thev are moved. 



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1886.1 Rules of Order. 



When a proposed amendment is under consideration, a 
motion to amend the same may be made. No after amend- 
ment to such second amendment shall be in order. But 
when an amendment to an amendment is under consideration, 
a substitute to the whole matter may be received. No pro- 
position on a subject different from the one under considera- 
tion shall be received under color of a substitute. 

XIV. In voting by orders, the names of the delegates from 
each Parish shall be called, and each delegate shall vote 
either "Aye" or "No," and the majority of the votes of the 
delegates from a Parish shall determine the vote of such 
Parish, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary to record the 
names of the voters and the votes which they respectively 
give. 

XV. A question once decided shall stand as the judgment 
of the Convention, and shall not be drawn again into debate. 
A motion to reconsider any vote shall not be in order, except 
on the same or succeeding day to that on which the vote is 
taken . Provided, always, that a vote or question may be re- 
considered at any time by the consent of two-thirds of the 
Convention: Provided, further, that no motion to reconsider 
shall be made on the last day of the Convention, except on 
a vote or question originally taken on that day. 

XVI. The reports of all committees shall be in writing, and 
shall be received of course, and without motion for accep- 
tance, unless recommitted. All reports recommending or 
requiring any action or expression of opinion by the Conven- 
tion shall be accompanied by a corresponding resolution. 

XVII. All questions of order shall be decided by the chair 
without debate, but any member may appeal from such de- 
cision. And on such appeal no member shall speak more 
than once without leave. 



$6 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Rules of Order. [May 

XVIII. No member shall be absent from trie session of the 
Convention without leave, unless he be unable to attend. 

XIX. When the Convention is about to rise, every member 
shall keep his seat until the President leaves the chair. 

XX. On motion duly put and carried, the Convention may 
resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, with or without 
closed doors, for the purpose of discussing such subjects as 
may be approved by the Convention. 

The Bishop, with the Deans of the Convocations, may 
select and announce subjects for discussion : Provided, that 
if the motion to go into a Committee of the Whole has speci- 
fied the subject to be discussed, that subject shall first be 
disposed of. 



Index. 



Pages. 

Abstract of Statistics, (Appendix A-L), 78 

Append Remarks to Parochial Reports, 80-89 

Assessments — Scale of 17 

Bishop's Address, (Appendix A.) 45-76 

Clergy List 7-9 

Committees — List of 3, 4, 6 and 18 

Candidates and Postulants — List of 9 

Constitution following Appendix B 

Canons " Constitution 

Deans of Convocations — Reports of 90-91 

Delegates and Alternates — List of ... , 10-16 

Deputies and Supplementary Deputies 5 

Examining Chaplains 9 

Journal 19-42 

Mission Stations - List of 10-16 

Officers— Diocesan — List of 3 

Parishes — List of 10-16 

Rules of Order following Canons 

Treasurer's Report — Appendix B 

Trustees— Diocesan a 



JOURNAL 



OF 'IKE 



Fourth Annual Council 



OF THE 



PROTESTAHT EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



IN THE 



Diocese of East Carolina, 



ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, E DENTON, 



ON THE 



1 8TH, I9TH AND 20TH OF MAY. A. D. 1887. 



WILMINGTON, N. C. : 

W1I. E. DE ROSSET, JR., PRIETER AND BINDER. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



May, 1887. Officers of the Council. 



>iat$$B riff TUasl 



BISHOP, AND EX OFFICIO CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL : 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Wilmington. 



A. D. 1887. 

PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL - 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., Chocowinity, N. C. 

SECRETARY : 

The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, Washington, N. C. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY : 

The Ren. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Chocowinity, N. C. 

TREASURER : 

Armand J. DeRosset, M. D., Wilmington, N. C. 

HISTORIOGRAPHER . 

Col. James G. Burr, Wilmington, N. C. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committees and Trustees, [May. 



STANDING COMMITTEE . 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., A. J. DeRosset, M. D., 
The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D., John Hughes. 
The Rev. Robert B. Drane. 

EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE : 

The Rev. N. Harding, E. S. Hoyt, 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, G. H. Roberts, 

John S. Long. 

COMMITTEE ON CANONS : 

The Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., Dr. A. J. DeRosset, 

The Rev. J. M. Hillyar, Maj. John Hughes. 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE : 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., Geo. H. Roberts, 
The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D., William Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 

STUDENT'S AID COMMITTEE : 

The Rev. W. H. Lewis, William Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 

CHURCH BUILDING COMMITTEE : 

The Rev. R. B. Drane, F. A. Boyle. 

The Rev. T. B. Haughton, 

TRUSTEES OF THE DIOCESE. 

Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Hon. Geo, Davis, 

Col. J. W. Atkinson. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



1887. [ Trustees and Committees. 



TRUSTEES OP THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH 

The Rev. V, W. Shields, W. B. Shepard, 

Maj. Graham Daves. 



Jugular itmnrolbtp 

APPOINTED BY THE BISHOP. 



COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIAL : 



The Rev. N. E. Price, Joseph M. Sitterson, 

T. L. Williamson. 



NEW PARIS II k: 



The Rev. Luther Eborn, William B. Brown, 

Joseph L. Butt. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Rev. H. G. Hilton, Charles Skinner, 

J- J- Jacocr^s. 

COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The W. H. Lewis, Col. W r . L. DeRosset, 

The Rev. Israel Harding-, W. B. Shepard. 

The Rev. R. B. Windlev, 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Clergy List. [May. 



jUp^afoiital Jfial rrfj lip Sbrgt| t 



MAY 1887. 



The Rt. Rev. Alfred Augustin Watson, D. D., Bishop, Wil- 
mington. 

PRIESTS. 
The Rev. Burr, Eli, Chrysostom. 

Carmichael, James, D. D. , Rector St. John's, Wil- 
mington, and Examining Chaplain. 
Coerr, Chas. T. , Rector St. Mark's, Wilmington. 
Drane, Robert Brent, Rector St. Paul's, Edenton. 
Eborn, Luther, Rector St. David's, Scuppernong, 

and St. Paul's, Washington County. 
Forbes, Edward M., Rector St. Paul's, Beaufort, and 

Examining Chaplain. 
Harding, Israel, Rector St. Mary's, Kinston, Holy 
Innocents, Lenoir County, and St. John's, Pitt 
County. 
Harding, Nathaniel, Rector St. Peter's, Washing- 
ton, Examining Chaplain, and Secretary of the 
Council. 
Haughton, Thomas B., Rector Church of the Ad- 
vent, Williamston. 
Hillyar, James M., Rector St. Stephen's, Golds- 
boro. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



1887.] Clergy List. 



The Rev. Hilton, Horace G., Rector Grace Church, Ply- 
mouth, and St. Thomas', Windsor. 

Hughes, Nicholas Collin, D. D., Rector St. Paul's, 
Greenville, and Trinity Church, Beaufort County 
and Examining Chaplain, P. O. Chocowinity. 

Huske, Joseph C. , D. D., Rector, St. John's, Fay- 
etteville. 

Jarvis, Herbet M., Rector Grace Church, Wood- 
ville, P. O. Lewiston, Bertie Co., N. C. 

Lewis, William H., Rector, St. James', Wilmington. 

Price, Nymphas, E. , Rector St. Thomas's, Bath, 
and St. James', Beaufort County. 

Scott, John, Lector St. George's, Hyde County. 

Shields, Van Winder, Rector Christ Church, New- 
bern, and Examining Chaplain. 

Thorpe, Thos. May. 

Walker, Robert J. Rector Christ Church, Elizabeth 
City. 

DEACONS. 

The Rev. Barber, Samuel S., officiating in St. John's, Make- 

lyville, Hyde Co., P. O. Lake Comfort 
Cassey, Peter W. , officiating in St. Cyprian's, New- 

bern. 
Hughes, Nicholas C, Jr., officiating in Aurora 

Mission, Haw Branch Mission, and Vanceboro 

Mission, Beaufort and Craven Counties, P. O. 

Chocowinity. 
McDuffey, Henry S., officiating in St. Joseph's, 

Fayetteville. 
Morrelle, Daniel, teaching in Wilmington. 
Windley, Robert B., officiating in Zion Church, 

Beaufort County, P. O. Bunyau, Beaufort Co. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Candidates and Examining Chaplains. [May, 



CANDIDATES FOR PRIEST'S ORDERb. 

The Rev. S. S. Barber, The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr. 

P. W. Cassey, Mr. Fred N. Skinner. 

H. S. McDuffey, 

EXAMINING CHAPLAINS. 

The Rev. James Carmichael, D. D., 



The Rev. E. M. Forbes, The Rev. V. W. Shields. 



The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., The Rev. N.Harding. 



1887.] 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 
Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



IN THE DIOCESE, 

AND OF DELEGATES ENTITLED TO SEATS IN THE COUNCIL 

OF 1887. 



[Those marked thus * were present. Mission Stations in Italics.] 

Aurora Mission. 

Holy Innocents, Avoca. 

St. Thomas' Church, Bath. 

J. W. Crawley, 
J. F. Harding. 

Bayboro Mission. 

St. Paul's Church, Beaufort. 

E. F. Rice, 
G. B. Copes, 
M. C. Phelps, 
John B. Gibble. 

St. James' Church, Beaufort County. 

Geo. L. Swindell, 



F. S. Stickney,* 
J. F. Carrow, 



Dr. J. L. Manney, 
A. C. Davis, 
J. C. Davis, 
Alonzo Thomas, 



D. W. Jarvis, 
Samuel W. Clark, 

L. C. Alligood, 
C. C. N. Cutler, 
J. J. Cutler,* 
Bartemus Cutlar, 



A. G. Shavender. 

Zion Church, Beaufort County. 

Abner N. Cutler, 
Giles Cutler, 
Benjarr.in Braddy, 
J. H. Alligood. 



IO 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



L.May, 



I. W. Hughes, 
W. R. Gibbs * 
Jesse Ward, 
Fred. Grist, 



Ab. Tuten, 
Joseph L, Butt,* 



H. H. Page, 
W. B. Shepard,* 
John G. Wood,* 
Wm. J. Leary, Jr.,* 



Burgaw Mission, Pender County, 
St, Joseph's, Camden County. 
Trinity Church, Chocowinity. 

Fred Wolfeiiden, 
W. H, Patrick, 
S. B Archbell, 
Henry Wingate.* 

St. Paul's Church, Clinton. 

St Andrew's, Columbia. 

St. John's Church, Durham's Creek. 

W. M. Butt, 
T. C. Butt. 

St. Paul's Chureh, Edenton. 

F. Wood. 
J. V. McCurdy,* 
J. H. Hall. 
Thomas Thompson. 



Anderson Lutton.* 



J, W. Albertson, 
Dr. W. W. Griggs,* 
W. J. Griffin, 
Frank Vaughn, 



S.J. Hindsdale, 
F. R. Rose, 
W. F. Campbell, 
R. P. Buxton, 



St. John Evangelist, Edenton. 

Christ Church, Elizabeth City. 

J. vS. Harney, 
Geo. E. Brodrick,* 
F. N. Grice,* 
E. F. Lamb. 

Fairfield, Hyde County. 

Faison, Duplin County. 

Falkland, Pitt County. 

St. John's Church, Fayetteville. 

W. E. Kyle, 

B. R Huske, 

Dr. W. C. McDuffie, 

Charles Haigh. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



II 



1887. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



F. P. Williston, 
Geo. H. Williams, 
J. S. Leary, 
J. B. Hall, 



Col. I. F. I)orth, 
B. M. Privett, 
W. H. Barnes, 
George C. Royall, 



St. Joseph's Church, Fayetteville. 



D. Buxton, 
W. B, Barge, 
James Williams, 
Frank Terry. 



St. Mary's Church, Gatesville. 

St. Peter's, Gates County. 

St. Stephen's Church, Goldsboro. 



T. B. Hill, 
Dr. D. Cogdell, 
Col. George Collier, 
O. Holmes. 



St. Paul's Church, Gi^eenville, 



R. R. Cotten,* 
W. M. B. Brown, M. 1)., 
Charles Skinner,* 
W. B. Browne- 



Harry Skinner, 
L. V Morrel, 
J. F. Joyner, 
J. T. Balfour. 



St. Martin's Church, Hamilton. 



R. H. Everett, 
J. P. Boyle, 
H.J. Clark, M. D.. 
G. C. Lamb, 



J. H Martin, 
N. H. Sebrell, 
T. E. Darden.* 



Haw Branch. 



Church of the Holy Trinity, Hertford. 



C. W. Wood, 
Benj. S. Skinner, 
James L. Skinner, 
Francis Picard, 



Dr. J. T. Smith,* 
J. G. Granberry, 
Dr. W. M. Riddick, 
William Nixon. 



St. George's Church, Hyde County. 
Jamesville, Martin County. 
Juniper Bay, Hyde County. 



12 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



[May 



St. Mary's Church, Kinston. 



J, C. Washington, 

S. H. Abbott, 

J. P Tucker, 

T. L. Williamson,* 



Geo. E. Miller, 
H. C. V. Peebles, 
E. S. Laughinghouse, 
J. P. Haskett. 



Church of the Holy Innocents, Lenoir County. 



N. B. Whitfield, 
D. S. Davis, 
George Jones, 
C. Turner, 



M. Makely, 
W. C. Whitfield, M. D. 
Geo. G. Newman, 
James Adams, 



John Hughes,* 
H. R. Bryan, 
John S. Long,'' 
O. H. Guion, 



J. B, Brown, 
C. E. Palmer, 
H. W. Thompson, 
Harry Gaskins, 



J. T. Worthingtou, 
W. S. Wootten, 
J. L. Tucker, 
E. E. Powell, 



A. W, Whitfield, 
W. A. Jones. 
R. A. Jones. 

St. John's Church. Makelyville. 

W. H. Fortescue, 
S. P. Swarrow, M, D. 
F. C. Barber, 
A. J. Tooley. 

Marlboro, Pitt County. 
Si. Barnabas, Murfreesboro, 
St. John's, Newbegun, 
Christ Church, Newbern. 



R. H. Hilton, 
J. B. Roberts, 
E. B. Roberts, 
E. K. Bishop.* 



St. Cyprian's Church, Newbern. 



R. R Green, 
Edward Biddle, 
J. T. York, 
H. R. Kenedy. 



St. John's Church, Pitt County. 



J. H. Smith, 

J. E. May, 

W. J. H. Laughinghouse, 

W. A. Pugh. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



1887.] 



Parishes. Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 

St. Michael's, Pitt County. 

Pantego, Beaufort, Count}-, 

Grace Church, Plymouth. 



F. A. Boyle, 
Thos. S. A rini steady 
Dr. L. A. Woodson, 
I/. I. Fagan,* 



T. O. Vail, 
Dr. W. H. Ward, 
J. B. Hilton, 
C. L. Petti grew. 



Point Caswell, Pender County. 
Rockahock. 

Christ Church, Rockfish. 

St. Mark's Church, Roxobel. 

St. David's Church, Scupernong. 



D. Spruill, 

W. H. Hardison, M. D. 

A. L,. Cahoon, 

A. Armstrong 



S. S. Woodier, 
T. A. Swain, 
A. S. Conkling, 
E. G. Eborn. 



St. Phillip's Church, Smithville. 

St Barnabas, Snow Hill. 

St. John Evangelist, South Mills. 

Swan Quarter, Hyde County. 

Grace Church, Trenton. 

St. Paul's, Vanceboro. 
St. Peter's Church, Washington. 



E. S. Hoyt * 
T. H. B. Myers, 
W. Z. Morton, 
H. N. Blount, 



K. F. Hancock,* 
W. B. Moi.on, 
J. G. Bragaw, 
W. A. Blount, M. D. 



14 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



[May 



St. Luke's Church, Washington County. 



F. M. Chesson, 
W. A. Hodges, 
Thomas W. Blount. 



Church of the Advent, Williamston. 



Wilson G. Lamb,* 
Joseph M. Sitterson,* 
Alexander H. Smith, 



J. F. Martin, 
C. M. Murray. 



St. James' Church, Wilmington. 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset,* Hon. A. M. Waddell, 

Col. J. W. Atkinson,* Clayton Giles, 

Col. W. L. DeRosset,* R. E. Calder, 

William Calder, C. B. Mallett. 



H. G. Smallbones, 
T. Wright Meares, 
W. H. Green, 
J. J. Fowler, 



J. G. Norwood, 
A. E. Jackson, 
J. H. Davis, 
J. T. Home, 



D. C. Winston, * 
J. J. Jacocks,* 

E. W. Gray, 

F. D. Winston, 



J. H. Brete, 
Dr. J. S. Griffin, 



St. John's Church, Wilmington. 

C. D. Myers, 
R. D. Jewett, 
Berry Gleaves, 
A. H. Greene. 

St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

St. Mark's Church, Wilmington. 

J. J. Geyer, 
J. H. Lane, 
Thomas Scott, 
Robert McDonald. 

vSt. Thomas' Church, Windsor. 

L. S. Webb, 
J. A. Grant, 
J. B. Gray. 

St. John's, Winton. 

Grace Church, Woodville. 

Thos. W. Thompson, 
S. J. Meakin. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



J 5 



Scale of Assessments. 



itafy of jtasmttmtte, 



FOR THE CURRENT YEAR UPON THE PARISHES, MISSIONS AND 
CONGREGATIONS OF THE DIOCESE. 



Aurora $ 15 00 

Avoca 10 00 

St. Thomas,' Bath, 15 00 

Bayboro Mission 5 00 

St. Paul's, Beaufort 30 00 

St. James', Beaufort Co 12 00 

St. John's, " " 15 00 

Trinity, " " 40 00 

Zion, " " 20 00 

Grace, Bertie Co 40 00 

St. Paul's, Clinton 30 00 

St. Paul's, Edenton 75 00 

St. John Evangelist, Edenton 5 00 

Christ Church,' E. City 75 00 

Fairfield Mission 10 00 

Faison Mission 10 00 

St. John's, Fayetteville 20000 

St. Joseph's, " 15 00 

St. Mary's, Gatesville, 15 00 

St. Peter's Mission, Gates Co. 10 00 

St. Stephen's, Goldsboro 50 00 

St. Paul's, Greenville 30 00 

St. Martin's, Hamilton 15 00 

Haw Branch Mission 2 00 

Holy Trinity, Hertford 50 00 

St. George's, Hyde Co 30 00 

St. Mary's, Kinston 25 00 

Holy Innocents, Uenoir Co... 15 00 

St. John's, Makelyville 10 00 



St. Barnabas', Murfreesboro 
Newbegua Creek Mission .. 

Christ Church, Newbern, 

St. Cyprian's, Newbern 

Marlboro Mission, Pitt Co.... 

St. John's, Pitt Co 

Grace, Plymouth 

Christ Church, Rockfish 

Roxobel Mission 

St. David's, Scuppernong 

Maxton Mission 

St. Philip's, Smithville 

St. Barnabas', Snow Hill 

South Mills Mission 

Swan Quarter, Hyde Co 

Grace Mission, Trenton 

Tunis Mills Mission 

St. Paul's, Vanceboro 

St. Peter's, Washington 

St. Duke's, Washington Co.. 

Advent, Williamston 

St. James', Wilmington 

St Paul's, " 

St. John's, " 

St. Mark's, " 

St. Thomas, Windsor 

St. John's, Wiuton 



5 00 

5 00 

.. 225 00 

10 00 

5 00 
.. 30 00 
.. 20 00 
.. 25 00 

5 00 
.. 40 00 

5 00 
.. 10 00 

5 00 
10 00 

5 00 
10 00 

5 00 

5 00 
.. 100 00 
10 00 
.. 20 00 
.. 450 00 
.. 100 00 
.. no 00 
20 00 
.. 40 00 

3 00 

£2,152 00 



The foregoing scale is only recommendatory in so far as applicable to 
Mission Stations. 

NOTE. — See proceedings following for action as regards assessment on 
individual communicants of twenty-five cents each. 



1 6 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



First Bay. Organization. 



[May. 



JOURNAL 



JPrarcabtngs aft lip imrarti dj 1887 



FIRST DAY. 

St. Paul's Church, Edenton, N. O., \ 
Wednesday. May 18th, 1887. j 

The Fourth Annual Council of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, in the Diocese of East Carolina, assembled in St. 
Paul's Church at 10 xA. M. 

The Rt. Rev., the Bishop of the Diocese, read the Litany 
and called the Council to order. 

The Secretary called the roll, and the following clergymen 
answered to their names : 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., 
The Rev. Robert B. Drane, 

Luther Eborn, 

Israel Harding, 

Nathaniel Harding, 

Thos. B. Haughton, 

James M. Hillyar, 

Horace G. Hilton, 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 1 7 



18S7.] Opening Service. 



The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D., 

11 N. Collin Hughes, Jr., 

11 Joseph C. Huske, D. D., 

" " William H. Lewis, 

" Henry S. McDuffey, 

" " Nymphas E. Price, 

11 " Van Winder Shields, 

tl Robert B. Windley. 

The roll of Delegates, who had presented certificates of 
election, was then called, and the following answered to their 
names : 

F. S. Stickney, J. J. Cutler, W. R. Gibbs, Henry Wingate, 
J. L. Butt, W. B. Shepard, John S. Wood, W. J. Leary, Jr., 
J. V. McCurdy, R. R. Cotten, Charles Skinner,, W. B. 
Brown, T. L. Williamson, John Hughes, John S. Long, E. 
K. Bishop, E. S. Hoyt, H. F. Hancock, Wilson G, Lamb, 
Joseph M. Sitterson, Dr. A J. DeRosset, Col. J. W. Atkin- 
son, Col. W. L. DeRosset, J. J. Jacocks, F. D. Winston, Dr. 
W. W. Griggs, Geo. E. Brodrick, F. N. Grice, Dr. J. T. 
Smith. 

A quorum being present, the Council took a recess until 
after Divine Service. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. Dr. Hughes and the 
Rev. N. Harding. The Ante Communion service was read 
by the Rev. Dr. Huske, the Epistle being read by the Rev. 
H. G. Hilton. The sermon was preached by the Rev. W. 
H. Lewis from St. John's 1 6th chapter, 15th verse: "He shall 
take of mine and shall show it unto you,' 1 and from the col- 
lect for the dav. 



1 8 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Election of Officers. Commitiees Appointed. [May, 

The offerings of the congregation were received for the 
Society for the Increase of the Ministry. 

The Holy Communion was administered by the Rev. Dr. 
Hughes, assisted by the Rev. N. Harding. 

After Divine Service the Council reassembled, the Bishop 
in the chair. 

On motion of Col. J. W. Atkinson, the Rev. Dr. Hughes 
was unanimously elected President. 

On motion of Rev. R. B. Drane, the Rev. N. Harding was 
unanimously elected Secretary. 

The Chair appointed as the 

COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS : 

The Rev. N. E. Price, Joseph M. Sitterson, 

T. L. Williamson. 

Charles Skinner moved that the hour for the daily assem- 
bling of the Council be half-past 9 o'clock. Carried. 

Col. DeRosset moved that when the Council adjourns, it 
adjourn to meet at 4 P. M. Carried. 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., at the request of the Secre- 
tary, was appointed his Assistant. 

The Bishop appointed as the 

COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The W. H. Lewis, Col. W. L. DeRosset, 

The Rev. Israel Harding, W. B. Shepard. 

The Rev. R. B. Windley, 

On motion, the Council took a recess until 4 P. M. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 1 9 



1887.] Report of Standing Committee. 

Wednesday Afternoon, 4 P. M. 

The Council reassembled, the Bishop in the chair. 

The Bishop appointed the following committees : 

new parishk:;. 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, William B. Brown, 

Joseph L. Butt. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Rev. H. G. Hilton, Charles Skinner, 

J. J. Jacocks. 

The Treasurer presented his report. (See Appendix B. ) 

In the absence of the Finance Committee, Col. W. L. De- 
Rosset moved that the Treasurer's report be referred to a 
special committee for their examination. Carried. 

A motion to reconsider by Col. J. W. Atkinson, was lost. 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset presented and read the report of the 
Standing Committee as follows : 

Report of the Standing Committee to the Annual Council May, i88j : 

May 28th, 1886, A meeting was held for reorganization at Goldsboro. 
Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., was elected President, A. J. DeRosset, Secretary. 

July 15th, 1886. At a called meeting in Wilmington, consent was given 
to the election of Rt. Rev. Daniel Sylvester Tuttle, D. D., as Bishop of the 
Diocese of Missouri. 

September 15th, 1886. At a called meeting in Wilmington, consent in a 
modified form was given, as follows : To the election of Rt. Rev. Ozi Wil- 
liams Whitaker, D. D., Missionary Bishop of Nevada, to be Assistant Bishop 
of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, viz ; Having received due notice of the 
Canonical election of the Rt. Rev. Ozi W. Whitaker, D. D., Missionary 
Bishop of Nevada, to be Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, 
our consent is hereby given to the same, in accordance with Title I, Canon 



20 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Standing Committee. [May 



15. Section IX, Sub-Section 2 of the Digest. This consent is given with 
some doubt as to whether the case of an election of a Missionary Bishop to 
the office of Assistant Bishop of a Diocese is provided for in the Canon 
above referred to, or by any other legislation of the Church, and this doubt 
.is strengthened by the language used in the Tenth Article of the Constitu- 
tion, in which a clear distinction is made between the office of a Diocesan 
and that of an Assistant Bishop. 

March 16th, 1887. At a called meeting at Wilmington, the President, 
Rev. Dr. Huske, being prevented by illness from attending, Rev. T. M. 
Ambler was appointed President pro. tern. Consent was unanimously given 
to the consecration of Rev. Elisha Smith Thomas, of Minnesota, as As- 
sistant Bishop in the Diocese of Kansas. 

The following resolution was adopted and a copy ordered to be stmt to 
Rev. Dr. Huske 

Resoli'ed, That the members present have heard with great regret of the 
illness of our President, the Rev. Dr. Huske, preventing his attendance at 
this meeting, and desire to assure him of our sympathy and of our earnest 
wishes and prayers that his health may be speedily and completely restored. 

The Bishop appointed on the special committee to exam- 
ine the Treasurer's report : 

Rev. Dr. Hughes, Col. W. L. DeRosset, 

Rev: V. W. Shields, Col. J. W. Atkinson, 

Maj. John Hughes. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson presented and read the following re- 
port of the Trustees of the Diocese : 

The Board of Trustees of the Diocese of East Carolina respectfully report: 

That acting under the Resolution of the last Diocesan Convention, found 
upon pages forty and forty-one of the Journal, refering to them the whole 
subject of the purchase of the interests of the Parishes of St. John's and St. 
Mark's, in the property known as the Episcopal Residence, in the city of 
Wilmington, and of the repairs to be made upon said property, with full 
power to determine upon the course best to be taken in the interest of the 
Diocese, and also with full power to make such purchase, and to call upon 
the Treasurer for such sum out of the Permanent and Current Episcopal Funds 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 21 



1887:] Report of Trustees. 



as might be necessary for the purposes determined upon; and finding it im- 
possible to make such arrangements with the Parishes of St. John's and St. 
Mark's aforesaid, as would satisfactorily and unquestionably secure the oc- 
cupation of the said property for the residence of the Bishop of the Diocese, 
except by purchase of the interests of said Parishes of St. John's and St. 
Mark's in the same, having taken legal advice in the premises and in the 
exercise of the powers conferred upon them as above : 

ist. They have purchased for the Diocese, the interests of the said Parishes 
of St. John and St. Mark in the aforesaid property, paying to said Parishes 
$1,000 each for their respective interests in the same, taking deed in fee 
simple therefor. . 

2d. They have expended upon the said property in the way of repairs 
absolutely needed, the sum of #1,500, in accordance with the words of the 
original resolution, introduced into the Convention, and found on pages 
twenty-four and twenty-five of the Journal. 

3d. They have drawn upon the Treasurer of the Diocese for the sums re- 
quired as above for the purchase and repairs of said property. 

4th. To raise the necessary funds for the purchase and repair of the Epis- 
copal Residence, the Treasurer of the Diocese, with the approval of the 
Board of Trustees, sold twenty-five shares of the stock of the W. & W. R. R. 
belonging to the Permanent Episcopal Fund, at the price of #160 per share, 
which, after deducting $12.50 commissions paid to the brokers in Richmond, 
netted $3,987-5°- 

ALFRED A. WATSON, Chairman. 
JOHN WILDER ATKINSON. 

Jos. M. Sitterson presented and read the following report 
of the Committee on Credentials : 

The Committee on Credentials ask leave to report : That they have ex- 
amined the Certificates of Delegates and find the list as read by the Secre- 
tary this morning to be and contain the proper Delegates from the various 
Parishes. 

N. E. PRICE, 

J. W. SITTERSON, 

T L. WILLIAMSON. 

Col. W. L- DeRosset moved that Section 2, Canon 1, and 



22 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Bishop's Address Referred. I May, 

Sub-Section 4, Section 1, Canon 7, and Rule of Order No. 6, 
be referred to the Committee on Canons, with a view to 
making the phraseology consistent, and more clearly defining 
the duty of the Committee on Credentials. Carried. 

On motion the Council adjourned, 



SECOND DAY. 

Thursday Morning, 9.30 o'clock. 
The Council reassembled, the Bishop in the chair. 

The roll was called and Thos. S„ Armistead and L. I. 
Fagan not present yesterday, answered to their names. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The Bishop read his address. [See Appendix A.] 

The Rev. V. W. Shields moved that so much of the Bishop's 
address as refers to the interests of the Diocese be referred to 
the Committee on the State of the Church. Carried. 

The Rev. W. H. Lewis moved that the Committee on the 
State of Church be requested to report to-night at 8 o'clock, 
and that their report be made the order of the day at that 
time. Carried. 

Mai. Hughes presented and read the report of the commit- 
tee appointed on the Mary Ruffin Smith legacy to the Diocese 
of North Carolina, and the Scholarship in the General Theo- 
logical Seminary, as follows : 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 23 



1887.] Eeport of Committee. Resolutions. 



To the Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of East 
Carolina : 
The undersigned, a Committee appointed by the last Convention "for the 
purpose of ascertaining what, if any, are the rights of this Diocese to the prop- 
erty devised by Miss Mary Ruffin Smith, to the Diocese of North Carolina," 
and also in the North Carolina Scholarship in the General Theological Sem- 
inary at New York, respectfully report : 

1st. That after a careful consideration, they are unanimously of the 
opinion that the Diocese of East Carolina has a valid and valuable interest 
in the real and personal estate so as aforesaid devised and bequeathed by 
Miss Mary Ruffin Smith, and also in the said Scholarship, and that the said 
interests ought to be claimed and asserted. 

2d. In the interest of peace and Christian good will, your Committee 
respectfully recommend that a committee be appointed by each of the said 
Dioceses, with full powers to adjust and settle their respective rights in the 
premises; and incase such a committte shall fail to be appointed by either 
Diocese, or having been appointed by both, the two Committees shall fail 
to agree upon any adjustment, then that an amicable suit be brought by the 
Diocese of East Carolina for the purpose of establishing its rights. 

JOHN HUGHES, Chairman, 
GEORGE DAVIS, 
D. K. McRAE. 

Maj. Hughes offered the following resolutions : 

Resolved, That in accordance with the report of the Special Committee 
appointed at the last Convention, to ascertain what, if any, are the rights of 
this Diocese in the property bequeathed to the Diocese of North Carolina, 
by Miss Mary Ruffin Smith in her last will, a committee of three persons be 
appointed by the Bishop, to meet a similar committee recently appointed b}- 
the Diocese of North Carolina, will full power and authority to do and agree 
upon all such things as may be necessary in their opinion, to secure to this 
Diocese its rights in the premises. And they are further authorized in the 
event that no agreement can be reached with the Committee of the Diocese 
of North Carolina for settlement or amicable suit, to institute such proceed- 
ings at law as the said committee, hereby directed to be appointed, shall 
deem best. 

Resolved, That said committee is also authorized to take similar action in 
regard to the Scholarship in the General Theological Seminary. 



24 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Special Committee. [May, 



Resolved, That the chairman of said committee, hereby directed to be 
appointed, shall have power to draw upon the Treasurer of the Diocese for 
all necessary expenses of said committee incurred in carrying out the 
objects of these resolutions, and the Treasurer is directed to honor such 
drafts. 

The resolutions were adopted. 

The Chair appointed as the Committee provided for by the 
first of the foregoing resolutions : 

Maj. John Hughes, Hon. George Davis, 

Hon. D. K. McRae. 

Dr. DeRosset moved that the Bishop be authorized to fill 
any vacancy that may occur in this Committee during the 
year. Carried. 

Dr. Hughes presented and read the report of the Special 
Finance Committee : 

The Special Finance Committee respectfully report that they have ex- 
amined the accounts in the report of the Treasurer to this Council, and find 
them correct. As the securities in the hands of the Treasurer, and his 
vouchers' for moneys disbursed, have been examined by two members of the 
Finance Committee, and declared by them to be in due order, the Special Com- 
mittee are fully assured of their correctness, and of their accordance with 
the report of the Treasurer. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Chairman. 

The Rev. Dr. Huske presented and read the report of the 
Committee on Canons : 

The Committee on Canons beg leave to report that since their appoint- 
ment at the last Convention no matter has come before them except the 
resolutions of this Council, referring to them Sec. 2, Canon I, and Sub- Sec. 
4 ot Sec. 1 of Canon VII, in connection with the Rule of Order No. 6. 

The Committee have had the same under consideration, and do not deem 



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1887.] Eeport of Committee on Canons. 



any change in the Canons advisable but the amendment of Sub-Sec. 4, line 
4 of Sec. 1 of Canon VII, by inserting the word "Elections" in the Title of 
the Committee instead of ' Credentials," so that the Canon as amended 
will read "on Elections" instead of "on Credentials," and the apparent con- 
flict with Rule of Order No. 6 will be reconciled. 

In order to accomplish this change, they recommend the adoption of the 
following resolution : 

Resolved, That Canon VII be amended by inserting in .Sec. 1, Sub-Sec. 4, 
line 4, the word "Elections" instead of the word "Credentials." 

The appended resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Col. VV. L. DeRosset' moved that the Secretary be instructed, 
in preparing the Journal for publication, to omit the details 
of the official acts of the Bishop, giving the information re- 
quired in Sec. 2, Canon XVII, Title I of the Canons of the 
General Convention, as contained in his address: To omit the 
full list of elected Lay delegates, publishing only a list of such 
as were present at the Council, and in other respects to arrange 
the Journal as heretofore, causing 900 copies thereof to be 
printed and distributed as is customary. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Dr. DeRosset moved that it be referred to the Finance Com- 
mittee to consider and report upon the expediency of levying 
upon all the Parishes a uniform assessment, on the basis of 
$1 for each communicant, for the current fiscal year, to pro- 
vide for the Bishop's salary, and other expenses of the Diocese, 
fixing the respective amounts in accordance with the number 
of communicants given in the Parochial Reports, or from 
some other source of information, in cases where no reports 
have been made, and also of recommending to Mission Stations 
to contribute for the same object, on the same basis of $1 for 
each communicant on their lists. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



26 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committees Appointed. [May, 



The Bishop announced the following 

COMMITTEE ON CANONS I 



The Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D. , Dr. A. J. DeRosset, 

The Rev. J. M. Hillyar, Maj. John Hughes. 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE : 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D , Geo. H. Roberts, 
The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D. , William Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 

On, motion, the Council took a recess for the purpose of 
holding Divine Service. 

The Council reassembled after Divine Service. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. Hughes, the Bishop was authorized 
to appoint a Special Finance Committee to act during the 
present session of the Council. Carried. 

The Chair appointed as such Committee : 

Rev. Dr. Hughes, Col. W. L. DeRosset, 

Rev. V. W. Shields, Col. J. W. Atkinson, 

Maj. John Hughes. 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That Section 2 of Canon I be amended so as to read as follows : 
Sec. 2 — Laity - The Vestry of every Parish shall forward to the Secretary 
before the meeting of each Annual Council, a certified list of the Lay Delegates 
elected and a duplicate of the names to the minister of the Parish in which 
the Council is appointed to be held. They shall also furnish to the Secre- 
tary a certificate that all dues of the Parish to the Episcopal and Contingent 
Fund of the Diocese are paid up to the close of the previous fiscal year. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 27 



1887.] Resolutions Offered. 



From these certificates the Secretary shall prepare the list to be called at the 
opening of the Council, and no name shall be inserted on the roll, nor shall 
any lay delegate be entitled to a seat, without the evidence of certificates as 
above required, unless specially ordered by the Council. Defective and 
doubtful certificates shall be reported for the action of the Council after its 
organization. 

Referred to the Committee on Canons. 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset offered the following resolution : 

To amend Article 10, Section 3 of the Constitution, to read as follows : 
Sec. 3. The Vestry of ever}' Parish shall keep a book for the registration 
of the names of all baptized male members in good moral standing, of the 
age of twenty-one years and over; they shall revise and correct the list 
annually, under the direction (when practicable) of the minister of the 
Parish. They may add to the list the names of such male members, quali- 
fied as above, who may come to the age of maturity up to the date of the 
next succeeding Parochial election, and none shall be entitled to vote at 
any election, but those whose names are recorded as herein directed. 
Provided, That this section shall not be taken to infringe upon the legal 
rights of voters, confered by the charter of an}- Parish established prior to 
the year 1859. 

Resolved, That this alteration in Section 3 of Article 10 of the Constitution 
is hereby proposed for final adoption at the next Annual Council. 

Laid on the table. 

Council took a recess until 4.30 o'clock, P. M. 



Thursday Afternoon, 4.30 P. VI. 
The Council reassembled, the Bishop in the chair. 
Wilson G. Lamb offered the following resolutions : 



28 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee on Unfinished Business. [May. 



Resolved i st. That resident Clergymen not Canonicallv connected with 
the Diocese, be invited to occupy seats in the Council. 

Resolved 2nd, That the Treasurer be authorized to pay the expenses 
of Clergymen in attendance upon the Council, who are in charge of Parishes, 
but not entitled to seats. 

The resolutions were adopted. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That Article X. Section 3, be amended by striking out the 
words "or existing customs" in the next to the last line of that section. 

Referred to the Committee on Canons. 

Rev. V. W. Shields offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the "by him, as well as of all the baptisms, marriages, 
confirmations and funerals" be stricken out in Canon XVII, Section 1. 

Referred to Committee on Canons. 

The Rev. H. G. Hilton presented and read the following 
report from the Committee on Unfinished Business : 

The Committee on Unfinished Business have to report that they have ex- 
amined the Journal of the last Convention and find no matter of that char- 
acter to report. 

H. G. HILTON. 

Rev. V. W. Shields offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the form of Parochial Reports in Section 3, XVII. be 
amended so as to make the reports to come down to April 27th, preceding 
each Annual Council; and be further amended by allowing space and having 
printed thereon proper headings for the placing of Contributions to the Relief 
Fund, The Student's Aid Fund, and the Church Building Fund, under the 
general head of Diocesan Contributions. 

Referred to Committee on Canons. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 29 



18!>7.] Election of Treasurer. 



Col. J. W. Atkinson moved that the Treasurer of the Dio- 
cese shall pay to the Bishop, whenever he shall have in hand 
a sufficient surplus ot the Current Episcopal Fund, such 
sum as it may appear was expended by the Bishop, for re- 
pairs to the Episcopal Residence in excess of the original ap- 
propriation of $1,500. Carried. 

The Rev. N. Harding nominated Dr. A. J. DeRosset for 
Treasurer. 

The ballot was dispensed with and he was unanimously 
elected. 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset moved that the Treasurer be directed 
to transfer to the credit of the Current Episcopal and Contin- 
gent Fund, the uninvested balance of $368.77, now at credit 
of the Permanent Episcopal Fund, to be restored to the latter 
Fund whenever the condition of the Current Fund shall 
admit of the amount being repaid without inconvenience to 
the interests of the Diocese. Carried. 

Col. W. L. DeRosset moved that Section 3, Canon XXI, 
be so amended as to read, "any surplus remaining at the 
close of the fiscal year in which the Triennial General Con- 
vention is held, of any of the aforesaid funds, or from current 
receipts from assessments or otherwise, shall, after payment 
of all expenses and appropriations, be added to the Permanent 
Fund to which such surplus belongs." 

Referred to the Committee on Canons. 

On motion, the Council went into the ele:tion of the 
Standing Committee, and the following were elected : 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., A. J. DeRosset, M. D., 
The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D., John Hughes. 
The Rev. Robert B. Drane. 



30 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Election of Commitiees. [May, 



The following were elected as the Executive Misssonary 
Committee : 

Rev. N. Harding, E. S. Hoyt, 

Rev. V. W. Shields, G. H. Roberts, 

John S. Long. 

The following were elected as the Students' Aid Commit- 
tee : 

Rev. W. H. Lewis. William Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 

The following were elected as the Church Building Com- 
mittee : 

Rev. R. B. Drane, F. A. Boyle, 

Rev. T. B. Haughton. 

On motion the Council adjourned until 8 P. M. 



Thursday 8 o'clock, P. M. 

Council reassembled, the Bishop in the chair. 
The Rev. W. H. Lewis presented and read the report of 
the Committee on the State of the Church : 

To the Diocesan Council : 

Your Committee beg leave to report that they have made a careful review 
of the parochial reports, and also of the portions of the Bishop's address sub- 
mitted to them by action of the Council, and have selected therefrom the 
following, as furnishing topics of vital interest to the Diocese : 

ist. The comparisons of the statistics of this year with those of last, and 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 3 1 



Report of Committee on State of the Church. 



the statements of the Treasurer's report, seem to indicate a decided and 
dangerous lack of interest on the part of its members in the welfare and 
support of the current and the missionary needs of the Diocese. It is not 
in our province to locate or to account for this state of things, but to call at- 
tention to its existence and its dangers, and if possible, to suggest a remedy 
We believe the root of the whole difficulty lies in the fact that christian 
• men and women of the Church have forgotten to put their debt to God first 
on the list of their liabilities, to have first claim, therefore, from its very 
position and importance, upon their assets. This is beyond doubt the true 
estimate of a christian man's obligation to the Church of Christ, and none 
other less than this, will satisfy the obligation. We therefore feel justified 
in recommending that the binding nature of this obligation should be im- 
pressed upon the minds of those who cannot be brought to remember it in 
any other way by penalties and forfeitures of privileges for dereliction of 
duty. 

We would urge that the Contingent Fund, and the Mission needs of the 
Diocese in the aggregate be provided for by an assessment, per capita upon 
the communicants, and the rate to be fixed by the Finance Committee, and 
the forfeiture of right to Lay representation in the Council be the penalty 
for neglect of payment. This may seem harsh, and cause a temporary re- 
bellion in some quarters, but it is no more unjust or exacting that the pres- 
ent state of things, which year after year compels the willing few to bear 
the burdens of the indifferent and careless many. 

Your Committee call attention to the existence of two Missionary Con- 
vocations in the Diocese, organized for work, but lying comparatively idle 
so far, which in their opinion, are capable of being made effective in arous- 
ing interest in Church work, and in carrying that work on. We would 
suggest that the Bishop call these into active labors, and that the members 
take immediate steps to enter upon some of the mission work that is await- 
ing their inclinations and efforts all throughout the field. 

Your Committee has prepared and herewith submits a draft of Parochial 
Reports, made to conform to the requirements of the new Triennial Report 
to the General Convention. We ask the reference of the proposed form to 
the Committee on Canons. 

We would also call the attention of churchmen to the efforts of the 
Church Messenger, printed in Charlotte, to furnish a vehicle of information 
for ever}- one of Diocesan news and needs, and to the very meagre character 
of the patronage so far given that effort. If this paper could be used by 
the Diocesan Convocations for making their work and wants known, and 



32 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Resolutions Offered. |May, 



Church people throughout the Diocese could be brought to read, mark, learn 
and digest the information thus afforded, good results would certainly 
follow. 

We ask a full and earnest discussion of these matters, in the hope that 
Some practical conclusion may be arrived at and remedies provided. 

WM. H. LEWIS, Chairman. 
ISRAEL HARDING, 
R. B. WINDLEY, 
W. L. DeROSSET, 
W. B. SHEPARD. 

Rev W. H. Lewis offered the following resolutions : 

Resolved, That the Missionary Convocations of the Diocese be requested 
to take steps at once, under the direction of the Bishop, for systematic visi- 
tations of Mission Stations, weak Parishes and unoccupied fields, asking 
the co-operation of Missionaries and neighboring Parish Ministers, in order 
that the claims of the Church of Christ may be presented to the people, and 
renewed interest in spiritual matters be awakened among them. 

Carried. 

Resolved, 2d, That this Council earnestly recommend to the several 
Parishes that the} 7 take some active measures in ways that may best com- 
mend themselves to those charged with the duty, to provide for the payment 
of the traveling expenses of at least one lay delegate to the Council. 

Carried. 

Resolved, 3d, That the Finance Committee of the Diocese be instructed 
to apportion the contingent expenses and the funds needed for mission 
work, upon the basis of last year's report, among the communicants of the 
Parishes, and to inform the Vestries of all Parishes that failure to meet 
these assessments will involve their right to representation in the Council. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Council took a recess until 9.30 to-morrow morning. 



DIOCESE OP EAST CAROLINA. 33 



1887.J Election of Trustees. 

THIRD DAY. 

Friday Morning, 9.30 o'clock. 

The Bishop read the Litany, and called the Council to 
order. 

The Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The Bishop called the Rev. W. H. Lewis to the chair. 

On motion, the Council went into election of Trustees ot 
the Diocese. The tellers reported the following elected : 

Hon George Davis, Col. J. W. Atkinson. 

The Council went into election of the Trustees of the Uni- 
versity of the South, and the following were elected : 

Rev. V. W. Shields, Maj. Graham Daves, 

W. B. Shephard. 

Rev. Dr. Huske offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the next Annual Council of the Diocese be held in St. 
John's Parish. Fayetteville, o;i the fourth Wednesday in May, 1888. 

George E. Brodrick moved to amend by substituting 
Christ Church, Elizabeth City, for St. John's, Fayetteville. 
The amendment was lost. 

The resolution was adopted. 

Thomas S. Armistead offered the following resolution of 
thanks : 

Reselved, That the thanks of this Council are heartily tendered to the 
Rector, Wardens, Vestry and Congregation of St. Paul's Parish and to the 
citizens of Edenton at large for the cordial hospitality shown to this bod)*. 

Carried. 



34 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Report of Committee on Canons. T Ma y> 



A motion to go into election of Deputies to the General 
Convention was laid on the table. 

The Rev. Dr. Huske presented and read the report of the 
Committee on Canons, and the appended resolutions were 
concurred in : 

The Committee on Canons respectfully report, on the various matters 
brought before them by resolutions of the Council : 

First. That they deem it inexpedient to make the change proposed in 
Article X of the Constitution by striking out the words or "existing cus- 
toms," or to make the change in Canon I, Sec. 2, requiring the certificate 
of the payment of all dues to the Episcopal and Contingent Fund as a con- 
dition of a right to a seat in the Council, and ask to be discharged from their 
further consideration. 

Secondly. They recommend the adoption of the following resolution : 
Resolved, That the first Section of Canon XXII be amended so as to read 
as follows, viz : Section 1. — Private and Parish Registers — Each Clergyman 
of this Diocese shall keep a Register of all Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages 
and Funerals within his Parish or Cure, specifying the names of the persons 
in each instance, etc. 

Thirdly. They recommend the adoption of the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the following change be made in Section 3 of Canon 
XVII. Section 3. — Parochial Reports —Each Clergyman shall report to the 
Bishop, at least two weeks before the meeting of each Annual Council, all 
his official acts from the close of his last report up to and including April 
30th preceding the Annual Council, and all information concerning the state 
of his Parish or Cure, according to the following form. He shall also specif}' 
all his official acts outside his Cure; and also that ihe Form of Parochial 
Report in this Section 3 be amended by inserting after Diocesan Missions, 
Relief Fund, Students' Aid Fund, and Church Building Fund. 

Fourthly. The Committee recommend the adoption of the following 
resolution : 

Resolved, That Section 3 of Canon XXI, be amended by striking out the 
word "shall" in the fourth line and inserting the words " may by order of 
the Council." 

J. C. HUSKE, Chairman. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 35 

1887.] Eeport of Church Building Committee. 

Rev. T. B. Haughton presented and read the report of the 
Church Building Committee : 

In accordance with Canon VII, Section 5, the Church Building Committee 
respectfully report to the Council that the balance to credit of its funds at 
our last report was $49. 15. The Treasurer's account adds to this date, $ 76.68, 
which ihakes a total of $125,83, subject to our order. The Committee has 
made the following appropriations . 

To St. Thomas', Craven Count}- $25 00 

To St John the Evangelist 25 00 

To St. Barnabas', Snow Hill, 25 00 

To the Church at Pantego 25 00 

To the Church at Aurora 2 r 83 

It may be well to state that besides the above, #Jo 73 have been contributed 
to the larger interest of the American Church Building Fund, of which two 
of our Committee are Diocesan Commissioners. We would urge obedience 
to the Canon, and active interest in this work of the American Church. 

ALFRED A. WATSON, Chairman, 
ROBERT B. DRANE. 
T. B. HAUGHTON. 
St. Paul's, Edenton, N. C. May 20th, 1887. 

Rev. V. W. Shields presented and read the report of the 
Trustees of the University of the South : 

In accordance with the requirements of Section 2 of Canon IX, the under~ 
signed Trustees of the University of the South, respectfully offer the follow- 
ing report : 

The meeting of the Board of Trustees, July 29th — August 5th, 1886, was 
attended by the Clerical Trustee of the Diocese. The Board of Trustees 
found the University with all its prospects apparehth' advancing. The 
institution, while growing in its usefulness to the Church and country at 
large, on its basis of sound and practical Christian education, is correspond- 
ingly realizing its claims to the confidence and support of churchmen all 
over the land. There are in attendance upon the University during the 
present year, two hundred and fifty students, the largest number, it is 
believed, at any one time in its history. Some of the leading churchmen in 
the country have recently published important statements bearing testimony 
to the high standard and excellence of its classical schools, and to its great 



36 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Trustees. L Ma y. 



value to the Church and to society, owing to its distinctive characteristics. 
Among those are some of the most prominent Bishops and Clergy of the 
Church in the North, whose knowledge of its system and working, is based 
on personal investigation, and whose testimony is all the more valuable 
because they have been in nowise connected with the institution, and because 
their knowledge of its real achievements, within its brief history, has been 
declared to be a revelation to them. The reputation as a classical school is 
sufficiently declared in the facts that its degrees are sought by scholars in 
the United States, and by others connected with renowned English Univer- 
sities, and that, the most famous Hellenist of this country, Dr. Basil Gilder- 
sleeve, of Johns Hopkins University, has become connected with its Faculty, 
conducting a summer schowl in Ancient Literature and Criticism, as part of 
the University system, but distinct in its work and discipline. The Theo- 
logical Department includes twenty-five or thirty students, a part of whom 
are in orders and doing mission work adjacent to the Institution. 

This Department is dependent on the voluntary offering of the Church 
for the maintenance of its Professions. With the assent of all the Southern 
Dioceses, an assessment is annually laid upon each one, proportionate to its 
strength; of that which has been asked from our own Diocese for the past 
year, less than one-half has been paid. The Theological Department has 
already graduated and sent out into the field thirty-five or forty Clergymen, 
who are doing good work in the Church. It is now thoroughly equipped in all 
its various schools for giving the very best training to students, with advan- 
tages superior in many respects to any attainable in this country. Our own 
Diocese, in common with all those which contribute to its support, has the 
right to Scholarships in this department, which has reached that eminence 
which demands that which it justly claims — the loyalty and sympathy and 
support of the Church people of the South, for whose intellectual and 
spiritual advancement it is faithfully working. 

Rev. V. W. Shields offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That an offering for the Theological Department of the Uni- 
versity of the South be made one of Canonical requirement in the Diocese. 

Referred to the Committee on Canons. 

Rev. V. W. Shields read the report of the Executive 
Missionary Committee : 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 37 



1SS7.J Report of Executive Missionary Committee. 



The Committee held a meeting during the Convention at Goldsboro, at which 
it appropriated #1,000 to the Missionaries working within the Diocese. This 
amount has been paid in full as according to the Treasurer's report. In 
accordance with a resolution adopted at the last CouveHtion, favoring the 
attempt to increase the Missionary offerings to $2,000, and in obedience to 
instructions therein, the Committee in November sent out to the Parishes 
an assessment, based on the assessment for Diocesan purposes, with the 
hope of securing that amount. At the close of the last fiscal year the 
Mission fund had a balance to its credit of #579, the whole amount of offer- 
ings for the year 1886-87, from all sources, has been $1,173.62, as against 

£912.67 for 1885-86, showing an increase of $260.95; the available fund for 
the year has been $1,692.62, including the balance mentioned above, and 
there is at present a credit balance to the fund of $616.34. 

N. HARDING, 
V. W. SHIELDS, 
E. S. HOYT. 

Rev. J. M. Hillyar offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Council be tendered to Miss Julia,, 
Emory, Secretary of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Board of Missions for 
the information she has given as to that branch of Church work and the evi- 
dent additional interest that has been aroused. 

Carried. 

Rev. Dr. Hughes presented and read the report of the 
Special Finance Committee : 

The Committee on Finance respectfully report that upon a review of the 
financial condition of the Diocese as set forth in the Treasurer's report, we 
find no cause for alarm, but on the contrary, somewhat for encouragement 
and thankfulness. The number of Parishes contributing and the amounts 
contributed to the Relief, Students' Aid, and Church Building Funds 
respectively, show an increase over the preceding year. This is particularly 
gratifying, as manifesting on the part of the Clergy a livelier sense of their 
Canonical obligations than has been exhibited hitherto. The amount con- 
tributed to Diocesan Missions by the Bishop's collections is #392.37 this 
year as against $352.68, shows an increase from this sourse of nearly $40. 



38 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Special Finance Committee. [May, 

The regular contributions by the Parishes this year is ${36.36 in excess of 
what, it was last year. Last year these contributions, omitting the contri- 
bution from one Parish, amounted to only £157.99. This year that amount 
has been nearly trebled ; altogether the Sum realized is far short of the 
#2,000 apportioned among them by the Executive Missionary Committee ; 
but this deficit ma}- iri part be accounted for by the fact of the late period 
in the fiscal year In which the apportionment was made. It is earnestly 
hoped that the close of the present fiscal year will exhibit a general compli- 
ance on the part of the Parishes and Mission Stations with the obligations 
resting upon them as members of the Church of Christ for the extension of 
His Kingdom, obligations to which they themselves have recognized by their 
own formal acts in the Convention of 18S6. The Treasurer reports a deficit 
this year in the Episcopal and Contingent Fund of #457.49; it is true that 
this is largely owing to the extraordinary expense incurred this year in 
connection with the General Convention, but it is also apparent to your 
Committee that the income from the Permanent Episcopal Fund, supple- 
mented by the assessment upon the Parishes, is not sufficient to provide for 
the expenses of the Diocese, This is a subject of vital consequence, affect- 
ing our very existence as a Diocese. These expenses micsfbz provided for, if 
they are not, we must cease to exist as an independent Diocese. We do not 
find any general delinquency on the part of the Parishes in paying their 
assessments. With few exceptions, these assessments have been paid in 
full. It is necessary, therefore, that the amount assessed upon the Parishes 
should be increased. This can readily be done in a wa}' in which it will 
hardly be felt to be a burden, viz by imposing an additional per capita 
assessment of twenty-five cents upon each communicant. 

Your Committee have decided to recommend this plan instead of the 
various suggestions referred to them by the resolutions of the Council. They 
are of the opinion that no change should be made in the Scale of Assess- 
ments now* except in the case of Christ Church, Elizabeth City. In consid- 
eration of representations made by Delegates from that Parish, it seems 
best that their arrearges of $346.13 as reported, should be erased from the 
record, but that their assessment should be increased to $75 per annum in- 
stead of $50 as hitherto. 

Your Committee are of the opinion that if the Clergy, as overseers of 
these Parishes, and as Stewards of God's appointment, in authority over 
their fellow servants, would be careful to see that their assessments are paid 
quarterly (as by lay required), that the few Parishes now delinquent, might 
be brought into rank with their sister Parishes in meeting the expenses of 



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the Diocese. Indeed, in regard to this whole matter of giving, very much 
will depend upon the careful and prayerful actions of the Clergy. We are 
assured there is no lack of ability to contribute far more than is given to the 
various Diocesan, as well as other funds of religious obligations. It is the part 
of the Clergy to teach and impress upon the Laity their duty as Stewards 
of their Lord's goods, and as loving children of their Heavenly Father, 
redeemed by the blood of His dear Son. to give gladly, largely, and system- 
atically to all the instrumentalities which Clirist has appointed, and which 
the Church, by his authority has appointed, for promoting God's honor and 
the salvation of men. 
The Committee therefore propose tlie following resolutions : 

Resolved, tst., That the sum of $346. 13, now standing on the Treasurer' 
book as arrears of Christ Church, Elizabeth City, be erased from the record, 
and that the assessment on the Parish be hereafter #75. 

Resolved, 2nd, That in addition to the assessments as already established, 
a per capita amount of twenty-five cents be laid upon each communicant of 
this Church. 

Resolved, 3rd, That a separate column in the Parochial Report be set 
apart for the individual assessments of communicants, and the Treasurer 
keep the same in a separate column. 

Resolved. /IA, That uyie hundred copies of the Journal be printed for the 
use of the Diocese, 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Chairman. 

The minutes of the day's session were read and approved. 

It was moved that after suitable devotions the Council 
adjourn sine die. 

The Gloria in Exeelses was sung, prayers were offered by 
the Bishop, who pronounced the benediction, and the Council 
adjourned sine die. 

NATHANIEL HARDING, Secretary. 



Appendix A. 



EPISCOPAL ADDRESS. 



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May,] Eishop's Address. 



JltdpJjp jlitbrm. 



Dear Bretheren of the Clergy and Laity : 

It pleases God to bring us once more together for consulta- 
tion upon the interests of that portion of His Kingdom which 
has been committed to our hands. May He vouchsafe us the 
blessed influence of the Holy Ghost, to take from us the spirit 
of self-will and selfishness, to guard us against all narrowness 
of judgment or of feeling, and enable us in the spirit of loving 
kindness and devotion, and in largeness of mind and heart to 
do all to His glory for whose pleasure we are and were created. 

In accordance with the law of the Church, I make the fol- 
lowing report of acts performed by me since my last annual 
address : 

1886. — May 26(h. At S. Stephen's, Goldsboro, in concert 
with the Clergy of the Diocese, I conducted the opening ser- 
vices of the Diocesan Convention, the Rev. Israel Harding- 
preaching the opening sermon, and the Holy Communion 
being administered. 

May 27 th and 28th. Opened the Daily sessions of the Con- 
vention with prayer. 

May 28th. Closed the sessions with an address and prayer, 
the Convention adjourning sine die. At Evening Prayer, at 
S. Stephen's, Goldsboro, took part in the service. 

May 29th. Gave the Rev. H. H. Phelps, Deacon, at his 



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own request, and that of the Bishop of South Carolina, a 
letter dimissory to the latter Diocese. Rev. Mr. Phelps 
had been doing- excellent work in Beaufort and Pamlico 
Counties. His removal is to be regretted. 

May joth, Sunday, jth after Easter. In the morning, at 
S. Stephen's, Goldsboro, catechised, officiated at Morning 
Prayer and Litany, preached and celebrated. 

At night, at S. Gabriel's, Faison, officiated at Evening 
Prayer, preached and celebrated. 

June 3d. Holy Thursday. S. Thomas', Windsor, offici- 
ated at Morning and Evening Prayer, celebrated, preached, 
catechised, and confirmed two white persons. Met the Vestry. 

June 3th. S. Mark's Memorial Chapel, Roxobel, Bertie 
County, officiated at Morning Prayer, preached, celebrated, 
and confirmed one white person. 

June 6th. Sunday after Ascension. Grace Church, Wood - 
ville, Bertie County, officiated at Morning and Evening 
Prayer, preached, catechised, celebrated, confirmed one white 
person and met the Vestry. 

Jime pth. Holy Innocents, Avoca, officiated at Morning 
Prayer, preached, celebrated, and confirmed two white 
persons. 

At this time I received and accepted a letter dimissory in 
favor of Rev. Robert Jefferson Walker, from the Diocese of 
Iowa. Rev. Mr. Walker had already moved to Elizabeth 
City, and had taken charge of the work there. By the law of 
the Church, however, his formal connection with the 
Parish and with the Diocese could commence only with the 
acceptance of the letter dimissory. Mr. Walker's work at 
Elizabeth City has been eminently satisfactory. The Parish 
has visibly and largely grown in numbers and in quality of 
Christian life. 



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June 10th. At the house of Walter Tunis, Esq., Tunis' 
Mills, Hertford County, said Morning- Prayer and made an 
address. At the same time and place I baptized one infant 
and one adult, both white. 

June nth, S. John's, Winton, said Morning and Evening 
Prayer, preached celebrated, and confirmed one white person. 

June 13th, Whitsunday, S. Barnabas, Murfreesboro, said 
Morning and Evening Prayer, preached, celebrated, baptized 
one white adult and confirmed two white persons. 

June 15th, At a private house in Gatesville; Met some of 
the communicants of the parish for consultation upon church 
work and personal holy living. 

June \6th, S. Mary's, Gatesville, said Morning Prayer and 
Litany, preached, baptized four white children, and celebrated. 

June 17th, S. Peter's, Gates County, said Morning Prayer, 
preached and celebrated. 

June 18th, Met the vestry of S. Mary's parish, Gatesville. 

June 19th, S. Paul's, Eden ton, took part in Morning 
Prayer. In the afternoon, in a school house at Rockahock, 
officiated at Evening Prayer and preached. 

June 20th, Trinity Sunday. S. Paul's Edenton, officiated 
at Morning and Evening Prayer, preached, catechised, cele- 
brated, and confirmed six persons, of whom three were colored. 
Met the vestry. In the afternoon of the same day catechised 
the children of the colored congregation of S. John, Evange- 
list. 

June 22d, Holy Trinity, Hertford, officiated at Morning 
and Evening Prayer, celebrated and confirmed one white per- 
son. Met the vestry. 

June 23rd, Baptist Church, Woodville, Perquimans County 
said Evening Prayer and preached. Same afternoon, at a 
private house, in Woodville, baptized a white infant. 



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June 23th, S. Joseph's, Camden Court House, officiatedat 
Morning Prayer, preached and celebrated. Same day, at 
Christ Church, Elizabeth City, officiated at Evening Prayer, 
and met the vestry of Christ Church parish. 

June 26th, S. John's, Newbegun, officiated at Morning 
Prayer, preached, baptized and confirmed a white adult, and 
celebrated. 

June 27th, Sunday, 1st after Trinity, Christ Church, 
Elizebeth City, officiated at Morning and Evening Prayer, 
preached catechised celebrated and confirmed two white persons. 

June 28th, S. John's, South Mills, said Evening Prayer, 
preached and catechised. 

June 29th, F stival, S. Peter, S. John's, South Mills, said 
Morning Prayer, preached, baptized one white infant, and 
celebrated. 

July 2nd, Gave my consent to the election of the Rt. Rev. 
Daniel S. Tuttle, D. D. to the Episcopate of Missouri. 

July {th, Sunday, 2nd after Trinity, S. James', Wil- 
mington, officiated at Morning Prayer. 

July nth, Sunday, 3rd after Tr in i.y, S. Philip's, Smith- 
ville, said Morning and Evening Prayer, preached and cele- 
brated. 

July /8th, Sunday jth after Trinity, Baptist Church, 
Burgaw, said Morning and Evening Prayer, and Preached. 
In the afternoon, at a private house, baptized a white infant. 

July 20th, At S. Paul's, Wilmington, baptized a white 
infant. 

July 2 3 th, Sunday, jtli after Trinity, S. Paul's Wilming- 
ton, said Morning Prayer and preached. At a later hour, at 
S. Mark's, Wilmington, celebrated and preached. In the 
afternoon at S. Mark's, said Evening Prayer, preached and 
baptized a colored infant. 



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July 30th, Gave my consent the election of Rt. Rev Ozj 
W. Whitaker, D. D., to the Assistant Bishopric of Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Aug. /st, Sunday, 6th after Trinity, Baptist Church, Lake 
Waccamaw, said Morning Prayer and preached. Same day, 
at a private house, celebrated. Same day, at a private house, 
said Evening "Prayer, preached, and confirmed three white 
persons. 

Aug. jrd, At a school house, in Bladen County, said 
Morning Prayer and preached. Same day, at a private house, 
celebrated. 

Aug. 8th, Sunday, yth after Trinity, S. Paul's Wilming- 
ton, said Morning and Evening Prayer, preached and celebra- 
ted. Same night, at S. Mark's, Wilmington, took part in 
Evening Prayer. 

Aug. 15th, Sunday, 8th after Trinity, At Cronly, said 
Morning and Evening Prayer, preached and celebrated. 

Aug. 22nd, Sunday, gth after Trinity, At a private 
house, near Point Caswell, Pender County, celebrated. 
Same day, in a school house, in Pender County, said Morn- 
ing Prayer, preached, baptized a white child, and confirmed 
one white person. 

Aug 2jrd, Received, by letter dimissory from the Bishop 
of Western New York, Rev. Charles T. Coerr. MrCoerrhas 
been elected Rector of S. Mark's [colored] parish, Wilming- 
ton, where he has rendered very efficient service. 

Aug. 23th, At the "Orton", in Wilmington, baptized a 
white adult. 

Aug. 27th, Lake Waccamaw, officiated at the funeral of 
Col. Henry B. Short. Few men have made a deeper impres- 
sion upon the community in which they lived, or at death 
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than forty years and of more than usual nearness, specially 
congenial, hospitable, and open-handed, his house was 
always open to me as a guest, and his purse for any appeals 
for religion or beneficence. 

Aug. 2gth, Sunday, ioth after Trinity, S. Paul's Church 
Beaufort, officiated at Morning and Evening Prayer, preached, 
catechised, celebrated, and confirmed five white persons. 
In the afternoon, at S. Paul's Chapel, officiated at Evening 
Prayer and preached to S. Clement's [colored] congregation. 
The service at this Mission is maintained by a colored Lay- 
Reader, Mr. Frank W. Gibble, who has now for some years 
labored, as I believe, faithfully in his work. 

Aug. jo'h, S. Paul's Chapel, Beaufort, officiated at Eve- 
ning Prayer, confirmed two white persons, and addressed the 
parish Guild. While at Beaufort, met the vestry of S. Paul's. 

Sept. 3rd, At a private house in Magnolia, baptized a 
white child. 

Sept. 3th, Sunday, nth after Trinity, S. Paul's, Clinton, 
said Morning and Evening Prayer, preached catechised, 
baptized two white children, and celebrated. 

Sept. 6th, Met the vestry of S. Paul's, Clinton. 

Sept. 13th, Wednesday, S. James' Wilmington, In the 
presence of Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., Rev. Thomas M. 
Ambler, and Rev. William H. Lewis, pronounced the depo- 
sition from the ministry of this Church of the Rev. John 
Kiernan, former Rector of Christ Church parish, Elizabeth 
City, he having renounced the ministry of this Church and 
joined himself to the Church of Rome. 

Sept. igth, Sunday, ijth after Trinity, S. Paul's, Wil- 
mington, officiated at Morning Prayer and preached. In the 
afternoon, at S. James', officiated at Evening Prayer. 

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ton, celebrated. 

Sept. 26th, Sunday, /fill after" Trinity, S. Mark's, Wil- 
mington, took part in the service. Same day, at S. John's 
officiated at Evening Prayer. 

Sept. 28th, At a private house, at Lake Waccamaw, a 
little after midnight, administered the Communion to a sick 
person. Same day, at Wilmington, in a private house, con- 
firmed an aged and infirm colored woman. 

Sept. 29th, Festival of S. Michael and All Angels, S. 
James', Wilmington, celebrated. Same day, at a private 
house, in Wilmington, administered the Communion to a 
sick person. 

During the month of October I was engaged at Chicago in 
attendance upon the General Convention. It was my first 
prolonged association with the members of the House of 
Bishops, and has many pleasing memories for me. Much 
interesting debate was had, and much important business 
transacted, of some of which I will speak more fully before I 
have done 

It is due to the citizens of Chicago, both Clergy and Laity, 
to say that their hospitality went far beyond the understand- 
ing to which the General Convention had come upon the sub- 
ject, and has left many a pleasing and abiding memory in the 
hearts of the Deputies. It is not too much, indeed then, to 
say that the arrangements were in some respects more com- 
plete than I have ever known them, in a membership of the 
General Convention for now thirty six years. 

During my stay in the north, I officiated repeatedly; for 
the most part in Brooklyn. As, however, these services do 
not belong to my Diocesan work, I forbear enumerating them. 

Nov. 25th, At a private house in Bladen County, I mar- 
ried a couple 

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my present office, I made it a rule for myself that ordinarily 
I would not baptize or marry within the cures of my Clergy. 

There has been much loose practice in this matter. I 
hold it to be due to the respect in which a pastor should be 
held by his parishioners, and to the tenderness of the relation, 
paternal on the one side, filial on the other, that all such 
pastoral offices should be sought by the members of his flock 
at his hands. I have known the feelings of an affectionate 
and sensitive pastor deeply wounded by the neglect of this 
courtesy. Especially, does a departure from the rule seem to 
be objectionable, when, with a view to the greater eclat of 
the service, the interposition of the Bishop as the higher 
officer is invoked. For these, and other reasons, I have ad- 
opted the rule I have mentioned. Of course, rules are liable 
to exceptions, and this among the rest. When the pastor is 
a Deacon, and I am present, I do not hesitate to baptize, being 
guided by the language of the Ordinal giving the Deacon au- 
thority, in the absence of the Priest, to baptize. Then there 
are cases in which it is the earnest wish of the pastor himself, 
though a Priest, that the Bishop should officiate. Again there 
are cases, as in that which I have just reported, where the 
parties are not, or the lady is not, a resident of any particular 
parish. But I hold the rule to be a good one, and one by 
which I propose to abide hereafter, even more rigidly than I 
have done so far. 

Nov. 28th, Advent Sunday, S. James', Wilmington, of- 
ficiated at Morning Prayer. 

Same day, S. John's, Wilmington, officiated at Evening 
Prayer. 

Dec. jtk, Sunday, 2nd in Advent, S. John's, Wilming- 
ton, officiated, celebrated and preached. 

Dec. 8th, Held a benediction service for the Rectory of S. 



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Mark's parish [colored.] 

It gives me pleasure to report that this congregation, under 
the stirring guidance of their pastor, Rev. C. T. Coerr, has 
purchased and very nearly paid for a roomy and commodious 
Rectory The balance due on the purchase money having 
been assured by certain members of the congregation, the 
service of the benediction was permissible. The parish is 
making an encouraging and honorable advance toward being 
self-sustaining, the contributions from the congregation to- 
ward the support of the Rector, amounting to about $500 
per annum. 

Dec. 12th, Sunday, 3rd in Advent, S. Mark's, Wil- 
mington, officiated at Morning Prayer and preached. In 
the afternoon of the same day in a private house administered 
the Communion to a sick person. 

Dec. 19th, Sunday, j_th in Advent: S. Mark's, Wilming- 
ton, said Morning Prayer and preached. 

Dec. 20th, In the afternoon in the same Church, said 
the Burial Office over the body of a colored child. 

Dec. 23th, Christmas Day, S. Mark's, Wilmington, 
said Morning Prayer, preached and celebrated. 

Dec. 26th, Sunday, 1st After C/'r istmas, S. Mark's, 
Wilmington, said Morning Prayer and preached. 

In the afternoon at S. James', took part in the Service. 

Dec. 28th, Festival <f the Innocents, S. John's, Wilming- 
ton, took part in the Children's Service and addressed 
them. 

iS8j — -January 2, Sunday, 2nd After Christmas, S. 
Paul's, Wilmington, said Morning and Evening Prayer 
and preached. Same day, in the afternoon, at S. James', said 
Evening Prayer. 

Jan. g, Sunday, 1st After Epiphany, S. James', Wil- 



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mingtou, took part in the Service. Same day, in the af- 
ternoon, officiated at the funeral of a lady of S. James* 
parish. 

Jan. /6th, Sunday, 2nd After Epiphany, S. John's, 
Wilmington, officiated at Morning and Evening Prayer 
and preached. 

Jan. 23d, Sunday, jrd After Epiphany, At Wilming- 
ton, took part in Morning Service at S. James, in the af- 
ternoon Service at S. John's and in the night Service at S. 
Paul's. At each of these services, we had the pleasure of 
having with us, and hearing the Rt. Rev. Wm. J. Boone, D. 
D., Missionary Bishop of Shanghai 

Jan. 24.H1, At S. Mark's at Evening Prayer, took part 
in the Service. Rt. Rev. the Bishop of Shanghai, preaching. 

Jan. 30th, Sunday, $th After Epiphany, At S. Mark's, 
Wilmington, officiated at Morning and Evening Prayer, 
preaching at night and confirming sixteen colored candidates. 
The same day, in the afternoon, at a private house, adminis- 
tered the Communion to a sick person. 

February 3rd, S. John's, Newbegun, officiated at Morn- 
ing Prayer, preached and celebrated. The same day, at 
night, met the Vestry of Christ Church, Elizabeth City. 

Feb. j.th, Christ Church, Elizabeth City, officiated at 
Morning and Evening Prayer, celebrated in the morning, 
preached at night, and confirmed six white persons. In the 
afternoon of the same day, catechised the children and at a 
Service appointed for the colored members of the parish, con- 
firmed one person of color. 

Feb 3th, S.Joseph's, Camden Court House, said Prayer 
and preached. 

Feb 6th, Septuagesima, At S. John's, South Mills, said 
Morning and Evening Prayer, preached and celebrated. 



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Feb -jth, In Methodist Church, at Woodville, Perquimans 
County, said Evening Prayer and preached. 

Feb 8th, In the Academy at Coleraine, took part in 
Evening Prayer and preached. This was my first visit. The 
:ongre«:ation was a good one. There are a few members of 
the Church at this place to whom, for the most of the time 
the services of the Church are inaccessible. Rev. Mr. Drane, 
who was with me, has undertaken to visit them when he can 
do so. 

Feb. 9, School House at Rockahock, took part in 
Evening Prayer and preached. 

Feb. 10th, At the Rectory of S. Paul's, Edenton: Met 
the Vestry of the Parish. 

Feb. nth, S. Paul's, Edenton, officiated at Morning and 
Evening Prayer, preached, catechised, celebrated and con- 
firmed three white persons and one colored, the latter being a 
member of the colored mission of S. John Evangelist. After 
the night Service, met the officers of S. John Evangelist 
Mission. 

Feb. ijth, Sexagessima, At Holy Trinity, Hertford, of- 
ficiated at Morning and Evening Prayer, preached, cate- 
chised, and celebrated. 

Feb. ijth, In a private house, at Tunis Mills, said 
Morning Prayer and preached. In the afternoon, at S. John's 
Winton, said Evening Prayer and preached. 

Feb. ijth, S. Barnabas, Murfreesboro, said Morning 
and Evening Prayer, preached and celebrated. 

Feb. 1 8th S. John's Winton, said Morning Prayer and 
preached. 

Feb 20th, Qiiinquagessima, S. Peter's, Gates County, 
meeting no congregation at the Church, by reason of a violent 
storm prevailing, I returned and held Service at a private 



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house, preaching and celebrating. At night, at S. Mary's. 
Gatesville, said Evening Prayer and preached. After Service 
met the Vestry. 

Feb. 2is\ S. Mary's, Gatesville ; Preached and celebrated. 

Feb. 22,d, At Holy Innocents, Avoca, Bertie County, 
said Morning Prayer, preached and celebrated. 

Feb. 23d, Ash Wednesday, At S. Thomas', Windsor, 
said Morning Prayer and preached. 

Feb. 24th Grace Church, Woodville, Bertie County, 
officiated at Morning Prayer, preached, catechised the chil- 
dren, celebrated, and confirmed two white persons. Met the 
Vestry. 

Feb. 25th, S. Mark's Memorial Chapel, Roxabel: Officia- 
ted at Morning Prayer, preached, celebrated, and confirmed 
three white persons. 

Feb. 2.7//Z, Sunday, 1st in Lent, S. Thomas' Windsor, 
said Morning and Evening Prayer, preached, catechised, and 
celebrated. Met the Vestry. 

Feb. 28th, Grace Church, Plymouth, in the morning 
celebrated and preached. At night took part in Evening 
Prayer, preached, and confirmed three white persons. After 
service met the Vestry. 

March 1st, S. Luke's, Washington County, officiated at 
Morning Prayer, preached, celebrated, and confirmed two 
white persons. After service met the Vestry. 

March 2nd, S. David's Scuppernong, officiated at 
Morning Prayer, celebrated, preached, and confirmed four 
white persons. Met the Vestry. 

March 3rd, S. Andrew's, Columbia celebrated and 
preached. In the afternoon, at S. David's Scuppernong: 
Took part in a funeral. 
March 6th, Sunday, 2nd hi Lent. S. Martin's, Hamil- 



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ton, said Morning and Evening Prayer, preached, cate- 
chised, celebrated, and confirmed four white persons. Met 
the Vestry. 

March yth, At a private house in Hamilton, adminis- 
tered the Communion to a sick person, a faithful daughter of 
the Church, gone the past week to her reward. The same 
day, at night, at the Church of the Advent, Williamston : 
Officiated at Evening Prayer and preached. 

March nth, At S. James' Home, Wilmington, held a 
Sisterh ood Service for the members of the Sisterhood of the 
Good Shepherd, at work in S. James' Parish. These ser- 
vices, which, as one of the Chaplains of the Sisterhood, I 
hold occasionally, are precomposed and authorized; though 
being of the nature of family prayer, they do not fall within 
the restrictions of the Prayer Book. 

March 13th, Sunday, 3rd in Lent, S. John's, Wilming- 
ton, officiated at Morning Prayer. At night, at S. James', 
Wilmington, took part in the Services and preached. 

March 20th, Sunday, <f.th in Lent, S. John's, Fayette- 
ville, said Morning Prayer, preached, celebrated, and con- 
firmed seven white persons. Met the Vestry. 

Same day, in the afternoon, at Christ Church, Rockfish, 
said Evening Prayer, preached, and confirmed two white 
persons. Same day, at night, at S. Joseph's, Fayetteville, 
[Colored]: Officiated at Evening Prayer, preached, celebra- 
ted, and confirmed eighteen persons of color. After service 
met the Vestry. 

March 22d, Met the Vestry of S. John's Parish, Fayette- 
ville. 

Same day, In a private Hall at Maxton: Said Evening 
Prayer and preached. 

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Wilmington, took part in the Service. 

March 2(5///, S. James', Wilmington, said Morning 
Prayer. 

March 27th. Sunday, $ih in Le?it, S. Philip's, South- 
port, (heretofore known as Smithville), said Morning and 
Evening Prayer, preached, baptized a white adult, celebrated 
and confirmed one white person. Same day, in the after- 
noon, at a private house, baptised a white child. 

March 28th, At a private house in Wilmington, admin- 
istered the Communion to a sick person. 

March 31st, At S. Mary's, Kinston, officiated at Morn- 
ing Prayer, preached, celebrated, and confirmed two white 
persons. In the afternoon, catechised the children. At 
night, took part in Evening Prayer, preached, and con- 
firmed four white persons. 

April \st, Grace Church, Trenton, officiated at Evening 
Prayer, and preached. 

April 2nd, Grace Church, Trenton, officiated at Morn- 
ing Prayer, preached, catechised, and celebrated. In the 
afternoon of the same day, at a private house, confirmed 
two old people, whites. 

April jrd, Palm Sunday, At Christ Church, NewBerne, 
officiated at Morning Prayer, preached, celebrated, and con- 
firmed thirteen white persons. In the afternoon, catechised 
the children, both at Christ Church and at S. Cyprian's. Met 
the Vestry of Christ Church. At night, at S. Cyprian's, 
took part in the Service, preached and confirmed four col- 
ored persons. After service met the Vestry. 

April ^th, S. Paul's Parish, Vanceboro, officiated at 
Morning Prayer, preached, celebrated, baptized a white 
adult, and confirmed two white persons. After service met 
the Vestrv 



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April 6th, In a School House at Haw Branch, took part 
in the Services, preached, and celebrated. 

April yth, At the School House, Chocowinity, addressed 
the Rev. Dr. Hughes' School. At night, in S. Paul's, Green- 
ville, took part in the Service, and preached. 

April 8th, Good Friday, S. Paul's, Greenville, took 
part in the Service, celebrated, preached, catechised, bap- 
tized one white adult, and confirmed six white persons. 

April gth, Easter Even, At S. Peter's, Washington, 
Beaufort County, took part in the Evening Prayer. 

April 10th, Easter, S. Peter's, Washington, officiated 
at Morning and Evening Prayer, preached, celebrated, and 
confirmed fourteen white persons. In the afternoon, at S. 
Peter's, took part in the Children's Service, and addressed 
them. Met the Vestry. 

April nth, Easter Monday, Zion Church, Beaufort 
County, took part in Morning Service, preached, celebrated, 
and confirmed thirteen white persons. Met the Vestry. 

At night, at S. Thomas', Bath, officiated at Evening 
Prayer, and preached. 

April T2th, Easter Tuesday, S. Thomas', Bath, took 
part in the Services, preached, celebrated and confirmed 
four white persons. Met the vestry. 

April fjth, S. James', Beaufort County, officiated at 
Morning Prayer, celebrated, preached, and confirmed three 
white persons. Met the Vestry. At night, at Pantego, in 
the new Church, officiated at Evening Prayer and preached. 

April 14th, S. John's, Makelyville, officiated at Morning 
Prayer, preached, and celebrated. 

April 15th, In the Court House at Swan Quarter, offi- 
ciated at Evening Prayer and preached. 

April 16th, At a private residence, at Swan Quarter, cele- 



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brated. Same day, in a School House, at Juniper Bay, offi- 
ciated at Evening Prayer and preached. 

April 17th, At S. George's, Hyde County, officiated at 
Morning and Evening Prayer, preached, catechised, cele- 
brated, and confirmed two white persons. 

April 18th, Met the Vestry of S, George's. 

April 18th, In a Hall, at Fairfield, officiated at Evening- 
Prayer, and preached. Same night, in a private house, cele- 
bi'ated.' 

April igth, In a private house, at Fairfield, baptized a 
white child. 

April 20th, S.< John's, Makelyville, officiated at Evening- 
Prayer and preached. After Service, met the Vestry. 

April 21st, In the new Church Building at Aurora, offi- 
ciated at Evening Prayer, preached, and baptized four white 
adults. 

April 22nd, In the same place, officiated at Morning- 
Prayer, preached, celebrated, and confirmed twelve white 
persons. The advance of the work, at this place, is remarka- 
ble, and seems due, under God, in the first place, to the judi- 
cious and indefatigable labors of the Minister in charge, the 
Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., who to a heavy and engrossing and 
wearing School work, adds much missionary activity, and in 
the second place, to the admirable seconding he has from 
three or more laymen and Christian women of the mission, 
who work as well as give. The Church, though not finished, 
was a great addition to the comfort of worship. It is neat and 
quite large enough for all present purposes. But it is in need 
of furniture, and it would be a graceful thing for brethren 
in other parts of the Diocese, to help those who have strug- 
gled so vigorously to help themselves. Nearly all that I 
have said of this Mission and its new but incomplete Church 



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[May Bishop's Address. 



edifice, I might say of the Mission at Pantego, under the 
charge of Rev. Mr. Price, and the new building there. The 
latter is still farther from completion; but the principal lay- 
man there stands more single-handed in the work, and is 
therefore still more in need of help. 

April 2jd, At a private house in Beaufort County, admin- 
istered the Communion to an invalid white person. 

Same date, at S. John's, Durham Creek, said Morning 
Prayer, celebrated, and preached. Met the Vestry. 

April 24th, Sunday, 2nd after Easter, Trinity Church, 
Chocowinity, after catechising the children, . officiated at 
Morning Prayer, preached, celebrated, and confirmed twelve 
white persons. After Service, met the Vestry. 

At night, in the school -room of Rev. Dr. Hughes' School, 
officiated at Evening Prayer and preached. I feel that I can- 
not well say too much in favor of this School, both for 
the quality of its intellectual training, and for its mani- 
fest moral and religious influence upon the hearts of the 
scholars. It has been remarkably productive of candidates 
for Orders and faithful home Clergy. At the present time, 
three if not four, of those connected with it, are looking ear- 
nestly towards the Ministry as their work in life. 

April 26th, At a private house in Pitt County, confirmed 
an invalid white person. 

April 26th, At S. John's, Pitt County, officiated at Morning 
Prayer, preached, catechised, celebrated, and confirmed seven 
white persons. After Service met the Vestry. 

April 26th, at night, in S. Barnabas' new Church, at 
Snow Hill, officiated at Evening Prayer. 

April 2ph, In the same place, officiated at Morning 
Prayer, preached and celebrated. 

This was the fourth new Church edifice in the Diocese in 



60 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Bishop's Address. [May. 

which it has been my pleasure to worship within the iast 
few weeks. That at Greenville being- one, it having been 
delivered by the contractor since my previous visit. 

April 28th, Holy Innocents, Lenoir County, officiated at 
Morning Prayer, catechised, preached, celebrated, and ccn- 
firmed eight white persons. Met the Vestry. At night, in- 
the Academy, at La Grange, officiated at Evening Prayer 
and preached. 

April jolh, Rev. T. M. Ambler, Rector of S. Paul's, 
Wilmington, for many years, and an honored member of the 
Standing Committee, having accepted a call to Leonardtown, 
Maryland, I have to my great regret been obliged to transfer 
him to that Diocese. 

Maf 1st, Sunday, 3rd after Easter, S. James', Wilming- 
ton, said Morning Prayer, preached and celebrated. 

May 1 si,-, At night, at S. Paul's, Wilmington, officiated at 
Evening preached, and confirmed seven white persons. 

May 8th, Sunday, j.th after Easter, S. James', Wilming- 
ton, officiated at Morning Prayer, preached, and confirmed 
thirteen white candidates. 

The same day, at night, at S. John's, Wilmington, officiated 
at Evening Prayer, preached, and confirmed ten persons for S. 
John's parish, and one for S. Paul's. After Service met the 
Vestry. 

May loth, At S. James', Wilmington, took part in a 
funeral Service. 

May 15th, Sunday, 5th after Easter, said Morning Prayer, 
catechised and preached at S. Paul's, Wilmington. 

In the afternoon, catechised the children at S. James'. 

Same afternoon, took part in a funeral Service at S. James'. 

Same day, at S. Mark's (colored), officiated at Evening- 
Prayer, preached, and confirmed nine colored candidates, 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 6l 

1887. Bishop's Address. 

making twenty-six confirmations in this parish in less than 
four months. After Service, met the Vestry. 

Since my report to the Diocesan Convention of 1886, I 
have officiated at 216 Church Services; have preached 147 
times, besides delivering 70 confirmation and other addresses; 
have catechised on 27 occasions, and held 37 Vestry meet- 
ings. I have baptized 16 infants and 11 adults; have married 
one couple; taken part in six funerals; have confirmed 253 
persons, of whom 53 were colored; have celebrated in public 
76 times, and in private, to the sick, seven times, adminis- 
tered to nearly [2,200] twenty-two hundred commuuicants. 

Of the Clergy, canonically resident in the Diocese at the 
time of the last Convention, the Rev. H. H. Phelps, Dea- 
con, has been transferred to the Diocese of South Carolina, 
and the Rev. Jno. Kiernan has been deposed. Letters di- 
missory have been given to Rev. E. C. Burr, to the Diocese 
of Virginia, where he is now actively at work. But as his 
letters have not yet been formally accepted by the Bishop of 
that Diocese, his canonical residence remains unchanged. 
The Rev. W. J. Lynd has brought letters dimissory from the 
Diocese of Northern California. He is now stationed at Hert- 
ford, Perquimans Co., with charge of the Mission in Gates 
and Hertford Counties also. The Rev. Chas. T. Coerr has 
been transferred from the Diocese of Western New York, and 
is in charge of the colored parish of S. Mark's, Wilmington, 
which has been brought by his efficient management into a 
condition of strength and prosperity it has never enjoyed be- 
fore. As already stated, I have transferred the Rev. Thos 
M. Ambler to the Diocese of Maryland. 

At present we have upon our roll, besides the Bishop, 
twenty-one Priests, and six Deacons. Of the latter, two are 
colored, and are laboring for their own race in important 



62 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



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fields. One of them in S. Cyprian's parish, NewEerne, the 
other in S. Joseph's, Fayetteville. 

We have five candidates for Priest's orders, the Rev. 
Messrs. S. S. Barber, P. W. Cassey, H. S. McDnffey, and 
N. C. Hughes, Jr., and Mr. F. N. Skinner. 

We have six Postulants, in various stages of preparation 
for the study of theology, but not yet accepted as candidates 
for Orders. 

Since the opening of the year, I have issued thirty-five 
licenses to lay-readers. 

Since we met before, we have had to mourn the death of 
one of God's Bishops who was specially near to us — the Rt. 
Rev. William M. Green, a native of our City of Wilmington, 
and for many years a Presbyter in our old Diocese. A christian 
gentleman of cultivated intellect and tastes, for years an 
honored professor in our State University, peculiarly eentle 
and affectionate in disposition and manners, after an honora- 
ble Episcopate of more than thirty-six years, he has, in a ripe 
old age, been called to his account and his reward, followed 
by the love and respect of all who knew him. Our late 
Presiding Bishop, also, whose familiar face and form were 
daily with us during the deliberations of last October, soon 
followed his older brother to his rest After an Episcopate 
of more than forty-five years, full of honors, he has surrendered 
his post as Chief Watchman of the Church in the United 
States for a position yet nearer to his beloved Master. We 
mourn too — if it be permitted to mourn one who after a long 
life of faithful labor has gone to his rest, the venerable and 
honored Bishop of New York who, has — since our last meet- 
ing — laid down the pastoral staff, which for so many years 
he has borne with dignity, ability and fidelity. Requiescant 
in pace. 



DIOCESE OE EAST CAROLINA. 63 

May] Bishop's Address. 

In remembering the officers of the great Army, we must 
not forget its faithful soldiers. 

The vear has thinned our ranks of veterans while bring-in»- 
in many new recruits. Nor among our Laity, must we for- 
get our Christian women, who have so often stood in the 
breach refused by men. Among these I cannot forget three, 
who, within the last few weeks, have left us. Two of them, 
one the grand-daughter, the other the widow of the grand- 
son of our first Bishop-elect, ladies, by their individual 
virtues and native graces, fitted to adorn any station to 
which woman might be called, faithful and intelligent and 
strong co-workers with the Ministry of the Church. We 
feel the loss of their support. It is not too much to say that 
the Church sadly misses them, Another of like Christian 
and heroic stamp, has still more recently been called; a true 
mother in Isreal, to whom your Bishop was deeply indebted 
while laboring in a field of great discouragement, for years, 
for her unwearied sympathy, unhesitating and unintermitting 
confidence and strong and efficient support, who crowned her 
long life of Christian usefulness, by the success with which 
she labored for the establishment of a vigorous parish in her 
last earthly home, whose beautiful Church is largely her 
monument. We must not repine at the Providence which has 
called such faithful servants to their reward, but rather thank 
God for lending them to us so long. 

The legislation of the last General Convention introduced 
certain changes, to which it is right that I should call your 
attention. 

The change in the form of the triennial Dio:esan report to 
the General Convention necessitates a corresponding change 
in the form of our parochial reports. Unless this correspond- 
ence exists, and is practically and conscientiously recognized 



64 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Bishop's Address. [May 



by the Clergy, it becomes impossible to make correct trien- 
nial reports to the General Convention. In this connection 
I would earnestly advise a change in the limits of our Dioce- 
san year, and that it should be so appointed that our con- 
ciliar year may always include Easter. Some of our 
principle offering's and many of the chief personal 
results of our parochial work are realized at or about 
Easter. Under our present arrangement it may easily hap- 
pen that in any given fiscal or Diocesan year, there may fall 
no Easter, while in the next there may be two, making any 
just comparison of the two years, either for work or contribu- 
tions, impossible. If, however, the beginning of our Di- 
ocesan and fiscal year could be fixed, either before the earliest 
day upon which Easter could fall, or after the latest, this 
discrepincy would be avoided. To fix it at the earlier date, 
which could not be later than March 21st, would leave too 
longaspace before the usual time for assembling of the annual 
Council. For this reason, I would recommend the latter 
date, and as it is desirable that the Treasurer should have 
all possible time for making up his report, I would suggest 
that the Diocesan year should close with April 25th, or, 
better still, perhaps, with April 27th, which, in some years^ 
would be Easter Tuesday. To aid in such an adjustment, I 
propose so to arrange my appointments as to make the cir- 
cuit of the whole Diocese within the same limits, so that 
Easter and the Bishop's visition may always fall within the 
conciliar year. 

By the action of the last General Convention, certain 
changes were introduced into the Book of Common Prayer, 
some optional, others, however, obligatory. These changes 
are all embodied in a small pamphlet prepared by the cus- 
todian of the Prayer Book, and to be had at very trifling 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 65 



1887. Bishop's Address. 

cost. Among the obligatory changes are the introduction of 
the word "again" in the Apostles' Creed; the addition of 
some verses to the Benedictns, obligatory in Advent, op- 
tional at other times; the insertion of a new suffrage in the 
Litany, beseeching God to send forth laborers into His har- 
vest; the introduction of the festival of the Transfiguration, 
to fall upon the 6th day of August; a change in the opening 
words of the second collect at Evening Prayer, after that for 
the day; and the substitution at Evening Prayer, for our old 
form of petition for the President of theJJnited States (and 
which remains unchanged for the Morning) of a form from 
the English Communion Office. The congregation is now 
directed by express rubric to stand during the first part of 
the Baptismal Service and Confirmation Office, while in the 
latter the Bishop is directed to receive the candidates sitting. 
There are other changes; but to enumerate them all would 
defeat my object in endeavoring to make what I have rrien- 
ioned clear. Other optional changes are made, but upon 
these there is no time to dwell. A change was made in the 
canon of Lay Readers, by which the reader is left at liberty, 
even when a Clergyman is present, to take all the parts of 
the service which he is ever authorized to use. 

One of the most absorbing subjects that came before the 
General Convention was that of Christian unity. Into all 
the beautiful sentiment of that debate I can heartily 
enter. I cannot see how anyone, with the spirit of Christ 
influencing him, can help the wish that all Christians might 
be one and at one. But when we come to the steps to betaken 
toward that unity, I cannot accept the position taken by 
many. We have no right to throw down or to disavow the 
enclosures which the Lord of the Church has established. 
To do so, I hold, is absolute treason. All merely human re- 



66 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



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strictions may be withdrawn by the human authority which 
appointed them, but if God through Christ has given us an 
organized Church, it is simple presumption, and rebellion 
and sin, for us to ignore it or give it up for the sake of union 
with our brethren. The true basis of organic unity must be 
found in substantial unity of conviction. No other will ever 
be found permanent and satisfactory. Where the one Lord, 
one Faith, and one Baptism are admitted, the one Bodv will 
follow. 

I wish I had time to speak, as I would like, of the needs of 
the Diocese in the way of work and contributions. The Di- 
ocese should be regarded by its members as one great Mission 
Field; not a mere collection of Missions, but one in which 
all should work just as they have reason to believe their 
Lord would have them work. It is at the last His work. 
Selfishness is the bane of the man and it is equally the bane 
of the parish. The true object of all Church organizations 
is religion, and one object of Religion is individual Holiness. 
But just in proportion as a man is selfish he is unholy, and 
as with the man, so with the parish. Selfishness may ruin a 
parish as well as an individual. If seeking only its own 
prosperity, its spiritual inward life will sooner or later die 
out. Our work will be an utter failure for Eternity unless 
we can put the unselfish spirit of Christ into all we do for 
His Church. And we must work for Him and not primarily 
for even His Church. The Diocese is a joint Mission for 
Him and should be worked in the spirit of that fact. The 
Priest or Deacon who does no more than he has to do, to se- 
cure his salary, is not fit for the Ministry, and had better be 
out of it. The world will never be evangelized by such men. 
And the Layman who acts on the same principle is no better; 
and no better off. Our Master has told us expressly that 



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we must follow Him with our crosses or He will have 
none of us. We may thank God for many true and zealous 
laymen. A dead Laity would make the Diocese a dead body. 
I fear, however, that we of the Ministry are responsible for 
much of the deadness and uselessness of the Laity. Perhaps 
they do not work more because they are not shewn how to 
work. Possibly somewhat more of Lay organization would 
help us. I confess that I shrink from the super-organization 
of the day. But in order to political success, States must be 
organized; and armies must be organized in order to be 
moved on to victory. Only, I wish the Church were warm 
enough and the love of Her members were enough like the 
love of loving children in a true family, to make them do all 
manner of good works under her normal Divine organization 
without need of any other, because they loved to do them 
and to serve their God. But we are not what we ought to 
be, and much allowance must be made for the inherited im- 
perfection of human nature. 

It may be that the vital forces of the Diocese would be 
better developed by some great Diocesan Guild with Branches 
or Chapters for special purposes, one for work among the 
poor, one for the maintenance of hospitals and asylums, one 
for temperance, one for giving of tithes, one for school work, 
one for the association of the Lay Readers of the Diocese, 
&c, &c. 

The Sisterhood system, of which we have a branch in S. 
James' Home, Wilmington, has certainly had a great success 
and has done most noble work. The work of the Woman's 
Auxiliary is beyond all praise. Without its help, I fear we 
should be much worse off, this day, in this Diocese than we 
are. I commend the subject to you, my brethren, as worthy 
of careful consideration. 



68 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



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It is very desirable that our Diocesan Funds should be 
more fully supported — The Relief Fund, The Students' Aid 
Fund, and The Church Building- Fund. This last seems spe- 
:ially neglected; and in our present formative condition it is 
very important. There are at this time at least twelve partially 
finished churches, all in feeble communities. A little given 
to each of these would be to each a serious help. There are 
other places where we have to worship, to great disadvantage, 
both as to comfort and cleanliness, as well as to the effective- 
ness of our service, in school-rooms, or Courthouses or small 
halls. 

Our friends among the Baptists and Methodists, have been 
very kind in many instances in offering their churches for 
our use, and we heartily and sincerely thank them; but for 
our peculiar worship and for the unembarrassed teaching of 
our doctrines, houses of our own are important. A well-sus- 
tained Church Building Fund would be of immense service. 
It is of importance to secure a churchly style in our houses of 
worship. A New York architect offered, some time ago, for 
$100, to supply our Building Committee with five or six full 
sets of working plans, all of which would be churchly. 

I have again this past year felt it necessary to ask for the 
Lenten offering of the Sunday School, in behalfof the Bishop's 
Fund for Diocesan Missions, and again with a good result. 
Although the response was not universal, it was sufficiently 
so to put me in possession of a little more than $300 to meet 
special necessities. Those who have co-operated with me in 
this matter may rest assured that they have done a good and 
true work for their own Diocese. One, the necessity for 
which, is, perhaps, fully known only to your Bishop. It is 
often the case, that our meagerly supported Missionary Cler- 
gy find themselves in pecuniary straits, which cannot be 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 69 



1887. Bishop's Address. 

brought to the notice of the Missionary Committee, in such 
wise as to secure relief from the regular Missionary Fund. 

But it should be remembered that in this use of our Lenten 
offerings we withhold them from the general Mission work, 
which the Church, by her highest legislative authority, has 
established, and which are thereby made a part of our work 
for our Master, which we have no right to ignore. For this 
reason at the time of making my Lenten appeal, I asked also 
for offerings for General Missions. What is true of selfish- 
ness in relation to parochial interests is applicable also to Di- 
ocesan wark. The spiritual life of a Diocese may be serious- 
ly impaired by a too narrow regard for only the work within 
its own borders. The spirit of love and unselfishness is by 
its very nature expansive. And if we would work truly and 
acceptably for the Lord, we must work in His spirit and with 
a sympathy as broad as His; not forgetting the value of con- 
centrated efforts or the greater closeness of some ties than of 
others, but yet as loving all whom He loves and as ready and 
glad to enter — in all its length and breadth, into all His 
work of mercy. 

Nor as honest men can we be forgetful of what others have, 
in this very way, done for us — of the obligations under which 
we lie and have lain so long, to the General Missionary 
Committee of the Church, by whom we have been these 
many years so royally helped; to the Bible and Prayer 
Book Society, which has given us in their donations such 
valuable and almost indispensable aid; to the Society for the 
Increase of the Ministry, which has helped us to educate 
our candidates to the amount of thousands of dollars; to the 
University of the South, which is at this time educating one 
of our lads. All of these have claims of honor upon us which 
we should not, as men of honor, forget. Why cannot the 



70 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



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men of the Diocese organize or adopt some systematic plan 
of offering which will secure a remembrance annually by 
all, of all these great objects ? 

The gifts should be tributes volimteered, not concessions to 
the pertinacity of canvassers. They should be steady and 
strictly in proportion as God prospers us. They should not 
depend at all upon whether the Church service we attend is 
weekly or monthly. They should not depend at all upon so- 
licitation. And if we love our Lord, and, therefore, love His 
cause as we should, our offerings will not be so dependent. 

And now, Brethren, I commend you once more to the 
grace of God, praying that He may guide you in all your 
deliberations to His glory and the advancement of His work, 
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 



Appendix A-L 



Table of Abstracts of Statistics 



FROM AND 



APPENDED REMARKS 



TO 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS, 



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REPORTS OF THE DEANS 



OF 



CONVOCATIONS 



TABLE OF ABSTRACTS FROM PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 





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M rani's 




2 
4 


2 

i 


2 
1 

2 

1 

Ii 
1 

15 
4 
8 

ft 

12 

io 


i 
4 

1 

2 
1 

(i 

6 
1 

"e 

8 

6 

ii 
19 
12 

iii 

s 

8 
54 

J 
10 


1 

'i 




















St Martin's 




2 

1 




Hertford 




3 
4 


2 

2 


20 
46 
10 
11 
42 
14 
56 
121 
108 
18 
00 
8 
12 
102 
Hi 
l'J 

inn 
132 
87 
88, 
53 
52 
39 
8 


34 
1 


















Hyde County 






2 






































































Jamesville 


T. B. Haughton 


Jamesville Mission... . 


i 

6 

2 

1 
•1 
I 


ii 

8 
....... 

4 
9 
3 

2 

i'9 

12 


i' 




i 






1 

2 
9 
11 

" 3 

7 

1 
2 

3 

c 

14 
7 
1 
1 




1 
3 

ii 
11 
3 
2 
3 

1 

13 
8 
3 

7 
ii 
1 
13 
1 






1 

1 

4 








2 

.1 
3 


35 

1 


13 
1 

2 
46 
12 


1 
1 

'i 

1 

2 

1 


1 

5 

ii 

1 

3 
2 


5 

7 

17 

8 
9 

a 


1; 

12 

iii 

7 
12 

6 


1 
1 

2 

2 


11 
18 

"' 60 
62 
21 

17 


18 

27 

09 

08 
42 
23 


.".1 
711 

llll 

120 

llll 
HI 
















Israel Harding 

S. S. Barber 

V. W. Shields 

P, W. Cassey 

Israel Harding 

H. G. Hilton 

Israel Harding 

Israel Harding 

Nat. Harding 

Luther Kborn 

Thomas B. Haughton 

W. H. Lewis 

lames Carmichael. D. D 

T. M. Ambler 

H. G. Hilton 

N. C. Hughes, Jr 


Holv Innocents 

Christ Church 

St, Cyprian's 














Makelyville 

New Berne 

Pitt County 


12 

2 

1 
........ 

8 

2 
4 


2 
3 
8 


3 
'3 


'i 


1 


...... 


.17 


"58 


11., 




Ili7 

124 

7 

111 

2 

■J 

80 

27 

3 

20 

1112 

159 

76 

78 

23 

.11 


8 

1 


Plymouth 


Grace Church 

St. Hatnabas- 

Grace Church 

St. Peter's 

St. David's 


2 

1 


II 

1 
20 


1 














Snow Hill 


ii 

1 
12 
2 





















5 
2 




1 
1 
1 
1 

2 
1 

2 
1 
1 
2 


1 

1 
1 

3 

1 


8 

22 

1 


1 
23 
6 


1 
2 






III 



80 
60 
80 

800 

■ii 
1111 
172 
21 
00 


1 


■j 


" "8 


12 


■jo 
60 

H6 




Washington 

Washington County.... 


i 




■1 

2 
2 

: 

■'! 
1 

2 
1 
1 
1 


i 


52 57 
16 15 
26 26 
8 12 






2 2 1 

7 7 




i 


li 2 
II 1 

77 8 






Churcli of the Advent. 




2 3 

13 13 

II 12 

III 12 
7, 11 

5l 7 


1 


..... 

1 


1 








Wilmington 






St. John's 


7 
1 
22 
1 
7 
2 


2 II 
I 


1 




1 

2 
1 
2 




22| 00 








1 
51 




12 
14 

1 
31 




1 






17 

•-' 
7 


5 

1 






1 


2 






58 








1 








13; ii 










6 


1 
























ll 3 












































































Total 






l.lilin 


6,791 


215 


74I 319 


171- 


TVS 


211 


■_..,., 


71 


55 1 5 


1 


132 


2.K2S 


64 


I Hi 


2,1179 


1,5113 


674 56 


:,. 


1,11 


202< 208 


27 


040 K75 


2,113 


6 


14 1 


nil 


85 


1112 


211 



TABLE OF ABSTRACTS FROM PAROCHIAL REPORTS-Continued- 



PARISHBS 




AXD 




MISSIONS. 


LOCATIONS 


[Mission Stations in 




Italics.) 




\fission 


Aurora 




Savboro 




3ath 




Jeaufort 


- 


Beaufort County 


*d> 




Trinitv ...- 








St. Stephen s Mission.. 


Bethel 




Graven Countv 


St- Paul's 


Kdeutou 


St. John Evangelist 




Christ Church 


Elizabeth City 


St Gabriel s...- 


l'aison 




Fayetteville 


St Stephen E 




Goldsboro 


St- Paul's 


Greenville 




Hamilton 




Hertford 




Hvde Countv 


■ 


Jamesville 




Kinston 


Holv Innocents 


Lenoir County 




Makelyville 


Chnst Church 




St. Cvprian's 






Pitt Countv 


Grace Church 


Plymouth 


St. Barnabas' 


Snow Hill 


Grace Church- 


Trenton 


St. Peter's 


Washington 


St- David's 


Washington Countv.. 


St_ Luke's 




Church of the Advent. 


\\ illiamstou 




Wilmington 


St John's 




St. Paul's 




St. M2rk's 




St Thomas 


Windsor 


Grace Church 


Woodville 


St Paul's 


Vanceboro 


Total 





CONTBIBUTIONS. 



PAROCHIAL. 



*8 (III 

■Jim mi 
78 00 
5-5 50 



60 ( 

100 00 

1,0*0 00 

100 no 
108 50 

in 'in 
75 00 
1,000 



183 18 

136 73 
139 si 
21 00 
26 98 
50 mi 
L03S l" 
Sim mi 
9 54 



5 00 

54 an 

■2.50 mi 
75 "II 
36 00 

82 'mi 

210 30 

1 20 



119 63 
l.K-10 70 

165 05 
1,315 28 

2 Hi 52 
1,948 "II 

1,180 15 

7S III 

261 HI 

•2" I 01 

(i 00 

"317 Vh 

02 -12 1 
1115 00 
2,000 7* 
455 10 
115 00 
*"9 41 



DIOCESAN. 



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SI 4ii f 



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"lYVo'ii 















p-S 


§ 


& ■ 


»r* 


















O 


"5 




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6 39 


$ 1 88 


$5i0 


9 71 






4 10 






4 04 




1 05 


in im 


3 78 


3 61 


2" "0 


1 37 


76 


So'S 






li 50 






3 ,5,i 






37 m 




53 


II 13 






50 15 






30 0C 


3 01 


3 97 


11 01 






( 8 40 


I 78 




'if 41 






3 11 






in II 






.50 "2 


28' 42 


10 66 



3 35 

"i'75 



14 64 

"8321 



21 011 
5 00 
4 63 



10 10 

1 12 
1 02 



.; 1 12'., 

25 

2 75 



1 111 no 
.5 nil 
155 21 
3 55 
258 II 
24 13 
75 I I 
7.5 23 



4S 1" 
21 II 
13 .50 
326 II 



01 3: 

li 40 

1 I 50 

220 ". 



WITHOUT THE DIOCESE 



I S 



i>(i 08 j (j6 26 

'"i'oi 5 w ' 



11 III) 

1 00 


301 


22 00 
5 69 


"232 "' 


'""rfiij 


39'4'i 


2 39 


40 84 


49 12 




27 41 


37 1)1 


16" 00" 




ao'6'6 


7 KJtt 




15 75 



118 42 

fiij 

11 73 



2.102 1 

osi ; 
1,400 : 



ESTIMATED VALUES OF 



51.200 00 
'iiiin'oii 



5, 

0110 0" 

10,01 1 

1,100 1111 

7,500 III) 
1.5,001 

11. ) nn 

-1,51 II 

II, 

1,800 
1,01)1) nn 



1,51111 nn 

'. 1 

s 

3,5,1101) 1)1) 
1,500 III) 
) nun nil 
5,000 00 
1600 00 



1,000 00 

2nno ; i"no 
2,500 no 
8,000 00 

2,01 

2,500 00 



1,000 00 

fimium 



ll.lHio no 
600 no 
300 on 18,300 00 

1,109 110 

900 00 8,400 00 
700 00 1,5,71111 no 
500 on 11,51111 nn 
200 nn 4,71 

! 3,001)00 

400 00 3,400 00 
5,000 00 



2,noil 01) 
u'ioi'i'60 



1,000 00 

800 M 

2,000 no 

0,5 

1,000 00 
1,200 nil 



50 00 
2,000 1*1 

,500 nn 



o, in 

900 00 
S50 III) 
iSl.nno nil 
2.1)1)11 no 
' l.nilll 00 
11.000 no 
1.000 (III 

l.lim 

II. sun no 

4.001 

500 on 
2.2m 



1 25H nil 22.i'5 

1,8.50 (III 0,0511 (III 

2nnnil 11,7(10 1111 

• .'1,1101 

250 00 3.05(1 nn 

85 00 85 00 



i 

iVio'im 



3S 1111,348 1,8 171,000,011 830,01)11 II!) fll.llln nil 212. 1 K -2.021 25 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 73 



!8S7. Remarks in rarochial Reports. 



$pptnbsh l^mmirks k fnvtfym] \qpoxfa 7 



ST. PAUL'S PARISH, WILMINGTON, N. C. 

The Rev. T. M. Amblkr, Rector, 

I expect to leave the Diocese about 10 days before the Convention, and as 
the additional contributions up to the present have come in since the first of 
April, and will probably not be reported by my successor, I thought it best 
to make a role of then: 1 eie. Sirce tie frft cf April £icc. addi- 
tional have been paid towards the Bishop's Salary. There have been two col- 
lections taken up for Diocese Missions, the fiist amounting to #11.44, and 
the second was taken up at the Bishop's Visitation, May 1st, 1887, amount- 
ing to #10.53, making $21.97 in addition to what is reported above I think 
it highly probable that the balance due on my salary, will be paid before 
Convention, it is the usual time for settling up 1113' salary, $1000. I will also 
state that the first of Ma}-, Bishop Watson Confirmed seven in St. Paul's 
Church. 



ST. JOHN'S PARISH, MAKELYVILLE. 

The Rev. S. S. Barber, Missionary in Charge. 

Semi-monthly services are kept up in this Church, morning and evening 
when the weather is favorable. 



74 DIOCESE OF FAST CAROLINA. 



Eemarks in Parochial Reports. 1887. 



SWAN QUARTER & FAIRFIELD STATIONS. 

The Rev. S. S. Barber, Missionary in Charge. 

Besides the services reported above, we have kept up a monthly service at 
Fairfield with fair attendance. There was also a marriage service performed 
at this place. Fairfield contributions for Ministers Salary, $ico.oo. 



ST. JOHN'S PARIbH, WILMINGTON, N. C. 

The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D. Rector. 

The Church owes nothing, and, in "unity of spirit, the bond of peace, and 
rightousness of life," is more like a Ligament of Christ's mystical Body, than 
it ever has been since I assumed charge. 



vST. MARK'S PARISH, WILMINGTON, N, C. 
The Rev. ChareES T. Coerr, Rector. 

The above report is as nearly correct as can be ascertained from the data 
at hand. The Parish has purchased this year a Rectory, and hopes by an- 
other year to clear it from all encumbrance. 

The present Rector assumed charge of the Parish, August ist, 1886. 



ST. PAUL'S PARISH, EDENTON, N. C 

The Rev. Robert Brent Drane, Rector. 

The above includes for an unorganized Mission in Rockahock. In addi- 
tion, I officiated, in public, at Coleraine, when I baptized three infants. 



ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST'S MISSION, EDENTON. N. C. 

The Rev. Robert Brent Drane, Minister in charge. 

This Congregation is yet without its Church Building, but is hoping to 
have it ready for use at the Council. We are very thankful for help in the 
great undertaking of rebuilding: it is included in this Report. Special ser- 
vices have been held for the Congregation in St. Paul's Church. The Sunday 
vSchool has been held In the Colored Methodist Church South, through kind- 
ness of its Officers. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 75 



May Eemarks in Parochial Reports. 

ST. LUKE'S PARISH. 

The .Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector, 

The Church Edifice has been very much improved within the past year by 
the building of a vestibule and belfry. 



ST. DAVID'S PARISH. 

The Rev. Luther Ebokn, Rector. 

The report of St. Andrew's Mission, Columbia, Tyrell County, is included 
in this. 

ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BEAUFORT, N. C. 

The Rev. E. M. Forbes, Rector. 

The amount assessed on this Parish for the Salary being far beyond the 
ability of the Congregation, that being discouraged, the Vestry made but 
little effort to raise it, whereas, if it were reduced to one-third of the pres- 
ent amount it would be raised promptly and sent regularly. The Guild has 
been of great service to the Rector — aiding him in visiting and in creating 
an interest in the Church. 



vST. BARNABAS' MISSION. SNOW HILL. 

The Rkv. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Mission is visited by the Missionary only on the fifth Sundays of the 
months in which they occur, and then the day is divided with another Mis- 
sion point at Farmville, Pitt Count}-, where services are held in the after- 
noon At Snow Hill a new Church is completed but not quite ready for 
consecration because of a small balance due from the building fund. At 
Farmville there is a prospect of building a Church. 



ST. THOMAS' MISSION, CRAVEN COUNTY. 

The Rev. Israel Harding, Minister. 

The above Mission has long ago been discontinued as a Parish, but efforts 
are now being made to resuscitate it. Its Church building was destroyed 
by fire during the war — a new building is contemplated, the corner stone 
of which will shortly be laid and much of the building material is on the 



/6 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



llemarks in Parochial Reports. May 



old site, situated about twelve miles above New Berne. It has only occa- 
sional visits from the Minister. 



ST. MARY'S, KINSTON, N. C. 

The Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Church and Parish is the centre of a large Missionary field, and 
while it is the home of the Rector, he spends only three Sunday's in each 
month with every alternate first Sunday in the Parish which, with the Holy 
Days and Lenten services, makes its share of the services. There is an in- 
teresting Mission recently established at Bethel, eleven miles from Kinston, 
composed mainly of young people whose interest in the services and wor- 
ship of the Church promises much of good. Its statistics are reported with 
the Parish. The services at La Grange are also reported here. 



GR.ACE CHURCH MISSION, TRENTON. 

The Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

The Church Building in this Mission is nearly ready for consecration. 
The prospects of this Mission f.;re encouraging. 



HOLY INNOCENTS. 

The Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Parish has only a monthly service ; that of the Fourth Sunday. It 
has a new Church building nearly ready for consecration. It has 
a large and most interesting Sunday School, led onward in its progress by 
Major D. S. Davis, Superintendent. It has a Mission connected with it at 
Autioch, in Duplin County, seven miles distant. Services on the afternoon 
of the fourth Sunday in the month. 



ST JOHN'S PARISH, PITT COUNTY. 

The Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Parish has only monthly services, that of the second Sunday, but it 
is in a vigorous, growing condition. It has two Mission points in connec- 
tion with it, to wit: St. Michael's Mission and Bell's Ferry. The former of 
these is doing well for the limited attention that can be given it. The latter 
is also encouraging. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. J-] 

1887. Eemarks in Parochial Reports. 

CHURCH OF THE ADVENT PARISH, WTLLIAMSTON. 

The Rev. T. B. Haughton, Rector. 

Three (3) of the above baptisms were in St. Martin's Parish, Hamilton. 
There has not as yet been anything paid on the Bishop's salary. It has been 
the custom of this Parish for some years to raise what could be for this 
object just before the meeting of our annual conventions. Therefore, what 
may be done will have to appear in next years Journal at the Treasurer's 
account is closed March 31st of each year, so we are now required to send 
in our reports one month earlier. I have made an honest effort to remedy 
the matter but have failed to succeed. 

jamesville STATION. 
The Rev. T. B. Haughton, Rector. 
It will be seen there is no Church strength at this Station, the few mem- 
bers that were at Jamesville, have by death and removal been reduced to 
one poor widow and four little ones, making the five souls that I have men- 
tioned above ; it is a barren field; for those who differ with us in matters of 
faith, are making but little if any advancement, indeed I am not sure that 
they are holding their own — I have not been regular in my visitations to 
this point, not being able to incur the expense of a conveyance to take me 
there. I expect, notwithstanding the many discouragements to pay occa- 
sional visits to Jamesville. 

ST. GABRIEL'S MISSION, FAISON, N. C. 

The Rev. J. M. Hieeyar, Missionary. 

During the year I have held two week-day Services and celebrated the 
Holy Communion twice in public, twice in private at St. Paul's, Clinton. 



GRACE CHURCH, PLYMOUTH, N. C. 

The Rev. H. G. Hieton, Rector. 

I was compelled to suspend my charge of St. Thomas, Windsor, and of 
the Mission at Avoca in Bertie County, to the first of June from January, of 
the present year, on account of extreme ill health, not being able to keep 
my appointments any where during the time. At present, as the spring 
opens, and the weather gets more mild and settled, if needed, I hope tore- 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Eeports: 1887. 



surne, as I am now daily improving, The Parochial Report will be sent by 
the .Wardens of both the Parish and Mission of Avoca. I have visited 
twice, the Parish of St Martin's Hamilton and performed several official acts 
which will appear in the Parochial Reports from that Parish, by the War- 
dens of the Vestry there, as they still have no Rector. 

vST. JOHN'S CHURCH, FAYETTEVILLE, N, C. 

The Rev. J. C. Huske, Rector. 

I have been much hindered by ill health during the past year ; for the 
last two months I have been disabled by a severe illness ; under the cir. 
cumstances I felt it to be my duty to resign the Rectorship of the Parish, 
but the Vestry and Congregation earnestly requested me to retain it. We 
are now trying to get an assistant Minister, who, if he should prove suited 
to the place, would, I think, greatly promote the interests of the Church in 
this Parish. During my illness the Church has been served by our 
Lay Readers with zeal and good effects. The attendance on these services 
on Sunday's and week-days in Lent has been remarkably good — grateful to 
me as a sign of true Christian spirit. I think I should have had a large 
Confirmation class if I could have attended to the matter, as it was, seven 
came forward and were confirmed with such instruction and exhortation as the 
Bishop could give. The ladies of our Benevolent Society, have been active 
and zealous asusual and with good practical results. 



HOLY TRINITY PARISH. 

The Rev. Wm. J. Lynd. 

The services on Sundays and other days above reported, and those herein 
after reported were all performed by Rev. W. J. Lynd. Communion Alms 
included in and appropriated, Parish expenses; balance due on Bishop's 
salary will be collected and remitted before Convention. 

ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH, FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. 

The Rev. H. S. McDuffey, Rector. 

The condition of this Parish is I think, decidedly improved since my last 
report. The attendance at the services is very good. The Bishop of the 
Diocese visited this Parish on the 20th of March, confirmed eighteen per- 
sons. I am pleased to say that there are some now waiting to be confirmed. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 79 

May] Remarks in Parochial B.3port3. 

WOODVIEEE AND ROXABEL PARISHES. 
The Rev. H. M. Jarvis, Rector 

The sum $34.63 mentioned as Communion Alms does not include the 
four offertories for Diocesan Missions within the Fiscal year during the Bis- 
hop's visitations. Upon these four occasions the Congregations of .Grace 
and St. Mark's Churches offered the Bishop for presentation upon their 
respective altars twenty-one dollars and ninety-six cents which with the ten 
additional dollars given within the year, constitute the total for Diocesan 
Missions $31.96. The hundred and ten dollars are acknowledged as received 
towards my salary, which, of course, would have been quite inadequate to 
my support had it not been for the thoughtfulness of a few parishioners 
who frequently furnished supplies from their plantations and sent their men 
to cultivate my corn field ; by this attention to the cultivation of the Rec- 
tory land I was saved the expense of purchasing corn during the autumn 
and winter at the rate of seventy-five to eighty cents per bushel to feed my 
fowls. Usually three services per week were held in the Parish Church du- 
ring the Lenten season, till Holy Week when they became daily. A fair at- 
tendance was the general rule, occasionally varied by larger congregations. 
During my visit to Canada last Summer, accompanied by Mrs. Jarvis, we 
traveled about two thousand eight hundred and twenty-five miles in cars, 
steamers and carriages, and our northern journey, I think, has saved us from 
the numerous chills to which the natives of this part of Norlh Carolina are 
subjected. I subjoin a condensed report of my official acts in Canada. 

August 15th, a. m. — Preached in Westcock Church, Sackville, N. B ; 22nd 
a. m. — read prayers and celebrated the Holy Communion assisted by the 
Deacon in charge of the Church at Maccan, N. S.; p. m., preached in the 
Parish Church of Amherst, N. S. ; 26th, p. m. Thursday, read prayers and 
pronounced the Benediction for the Deacon in charge at Maccan, N. S. 

September 7th — By request of the Rector I baptized a child in Sacvilie, 
N. B. 

September 12th -I assisted the Rector of Shedeac, N. B., at morning, 
prayer and Holy Communion. 

September 26th, a. m. — I assisted the Rector of Eastport, Main ; 26th, p. 
m. — I preached in Christ Church, Eastport, Maine. 



DIOCESE OE EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May 

CHRIST CHURCH, NEWBERNE, N. C. 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, Rector. 

In addition to the above figures I report that the indebtedness on the 
Parish' has been reduced within the past year to $J r co. The Holy Commu- 
nion has been celebrated sixteen times in St. Cyprian's Parish, where I also 
occasionally preach and otherwise minister to the people. This number of 
Communions is included in the above figures. In accordance with Can. 
XVII. Section 3, I report that I attended the meeting of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the University of the South in August, 1S86, as Clerical Trustee ; and 
the session ot General Convention in October, 1886, as Alternate Deputy, 
in the room of the Rev. Dr. Huske. I took part in services of St. Augus- 
tine and St. Paul's, Sewanee, Tenn., and also at St. Stephen's Church, Ox- 
ford, N. C, preaching twice during the month of August, 1886. 

In my own cure the Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday in the 
year, either in Christ Church or St. Cyprian's, and on all high Feast days 
Public services are also celebrated twice on Sunday's and Friday's through- 
out the year ; twice on each day during Lent, Saturday's excepted, and 
once on Saturday during Lent, and on Wednesday's and Holy Days through- 
out the year. The attendance on services during the past Lenten season 
was the largest in the history of the Parish. 



ST. CYPRIAN'S PARISH, NEWBERN, N. C. 

The Rev. V. W. Sheetds, Rector. 
The Rev. P. W. Ca:;sey, Assistant Minister. 

The work at St. Cyprians is entirely Missionary; there is constant need 
for funds to sustain the Parish School, and otherwise minister to the needs 
of the poor population within the Parish. In doing this we have received 
valuable help in contributions of clothing and books, as well as money from 
fr'.e'ids a'i 1 oworlors i'l t'n Mi'.^r's Viuyarl. The number of persons 
able to contribute, belonging to the Parish is quite small; the amount 
raised by the Vestry, for all purposes being $ 1 15,00. The Church Guild has 
raised, and used for charitable purposes $75,00, the rest of the money men- 
tioned in this report was contributed by the friends for Parochial School. 
Under miscellaneous, the following items are accounted for: 

Church Guild $ 75,00 

Repairs at School House 25,50 

Fuel " " " 12,40 

Teachers, Salaries 1 25,00 

Total 237,90 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



1837, Remarks in Parochial Reports. 



" ST. GEORGE'S PARISH, HYDE COUNTY. 

The Rev. John Scott, Rector. 

All that has been received at the offertory, (Communion Alms and ordina- 
ry offerings,) is included in the Rector's salary; the confirmations and one of 
the burials reported a year ago, are reported in this in order to bring these 
items within the proper dates, namely, April 1st, 18^6, to March 31st, 1887. 



ST. STEPHEN'S MISSION, BETHEL. 
The Rev. W. J. Smith, Missionary in charge. 

Service is held at this point on the first Sunday of each month, at night, 
with good attendance. An unoccupied store-room has been kindly loaned 
as a place of worship. A Church building would greatly help forward the 
cause at this point. 

ZION PARISH. 

The Rev. R. B. Windeey, Minister in charge. 

In addition to the above, by special arrangements with the Rev. N. E. 
Price, Rector of St. Thomas' Parish, I held a monthly service at Gatesville 
up to November of last year, since which time these services have been dis- 
continued. I have also to report, at Gatesville and in other parts of St. 
Thomas' the following acts: Baptisms, 3 infants, Marriages, 1, Burials, 4, 
all of which were duly reported to the Rector of the Parish. 



ST. MARTIN'S PARISH, HAMILTON, N. C. 
[The Parish has been without a Rector since January, 18S6.] 



ST. THOMAS' PARISH, WINDSOR, N. C. 
Our Rector has not been able to visit the Parsh since 1st Sunday in Ad- 
vent. Services are rendered by Lay-reading every Sunday morning, and 
during the season of Lent in the afternoon except the 2nd Sunday in e.ch 
month. The offerings at the Suudny morning services are sufficient to meet 
all incidental expenses of the Parish; the offerings of the Sunday school are 
used to supply the scholars with necessary instruction books. 

L. S. WEBB. 
J. J. JACOCKS. 

Wardens. 



82 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. May| 



The REV. G. B. WETMORE. 

I have made two visits each to St. Paul's Clinton, and Christ Church 
Rockfish. At Clinton, held four services on Sundays, and one on a week 
day- Administered the Holy Communion in public once, and in private 
once. At Christ Church, Rockfish, baptized three infants, held two services 
on Suuday, and administered the Communion in public. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 83 



1887, Reports of the Deans of Convocations. 



|ipjrta d Hp Jbmts nl %xmnun^xm. 



REPORT OF THE DEAN OF THF CONVOCATION OF EDENTON. 
To the Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. £>., Bishop of East Carolina: 

During the past year there have been only two regular sessions of the 
Convocation ; one was held in Elizabeth City, in October last ; the other in 
St. Duke's Parish, Washington Count)', in January of the present year; the 
failure to hold the two other sessions not owing to any lack of interest in 
the work of the Convocation. The May session was prevented by the fact that 
the time for holding it conflicted with tbat of the Diocesan Convention. The 
July session failed in consequence of the ill health of the Rector of the 
Parish for which it was appointed, and of which notification was not 
received in time for the selection of another place. Instead of the May 
session, however, appointments were made for the vistitation of out-lying 
places by the members of Convocation in pairs. An earlier period in May 
was selected for this purpose. N. COLLIN HUGHES, Dean. 



Appendix B. 
TREASURER'S REPORT. 

FOR FISCAL YEAH, ENDING MARCH 31st, 1SS7. 

The Treasurer herewith presents his Accounts for the fiscal year ending 
March 31st, showing the following balances, viz : 

Episcopal and Contingent Fund — debit balance $457 49 

Diocesan Missions — credit balance $ 616 34 

Relief Fund, " 299 co 

Student's Aid Fund, " " JI 4 33 

Church Building Fund, credit balance 75 68 

Permanent Episcopal Fund, uninvested credit balance 368 77 

Education of Children of Deceased Clergymen, uninvested credit bal, 74 86 

Clergy Relief Fund, uninvested credit balance. 182 92 

A list of all the Securities belonging to the Diocese is also herewith pre- 
sented — changes in which are fully explained in the Current Accounts of 
the various Funds. 

The following Contributions have been received and remitted during the 
past year — viz : 

FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE 

SOUTH, 

From M. Makely, Hyde County $ 3 00 

" Dr. M.Selby, " " 500 

" Rev. R. B. Drane, Edenton, two donations 10 00 

'• Grace Parish, Plymouth 1 82 

" St. Paul's Parish, Wilmington 5 00 

' ' St. James' Parish, 25 00 



$ 49 82 

FOR THE SOCIETY FOR INCREASE OF THE MINISTRY. 

Collection at Convention at Goldsboro $ iS 73 

St. Philip's, Smithville 3 12 

St. Thomas, Windsor 1 00 

$ 22 85 



treasurer's report for fiscal year i886-'87. 



FOR THE CHARLESTON CHURCHES, DAMAGED BY EARTHQUAKES. 

St. Martin's, Hamilton, $3 91 

St. Paul's, Edenton 5 95 

#986 

I have also in hand, received from a number of individuals and con- 
gregations, and awaiting orders from the Committee in charge of 
the "Endowment Fund" for the General Missions of the Church $296 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. J. DeROSSET, Treasurer. 



APPENDIX B. 



LIST OF SECURITIES BELONGING TO THE DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA, 

In Hands of Treasurer, April ist 1887. 



For Account of the Permanent Episcopal Fund. 

Par Value. 

Nos. 1545, 1565, V 4 Bonds North Carolina R. R. 8's, $500 each, 

1566, 1567, ) due November 1 st, 1888 $ 2,000 00 

No. 319, 1 North Carolina State "Renewal Debt" Bond, 

6 per cent, due April ist, 1919 1,000 00 

No. 1861, 1 North Carolina 4 per cent Boud,dueJuly 1, 1910 1,000 co 

Nos. 2, 254, 266, 3 City of Wilmington 8 per cent, bonds, 1 of $500 

and 2 of $1,000 each, due July ist, 1887.... 2,500 00 

No. 319, 1 City of Wilmington Bond, due July ist, 1888.. 1,000 00 

Nos. 72, 97, 98, 3 City of Wilmington, gold 8 per cent. $500 each, 

duejanuaryi, 1892 : 1,50000 

No. 166, 1 City of Wilmington, 8 per cent, due ist, 1887.. 100 00 

Nos. 53 to 59, 7 City of Wilmington, 6 per cent., $500 each, 

duejuly ist, 1897 3.500 00 

No. 119, r County of Craven, 6 per cent, duejuly 1, 1909 500 00 

Bond and Mortgage, 8 per cent, J. W. Barnes, dated Dec. 12, 1S82 300 00 

8 per cent., J. H. & M. L. Boatwright, $1,500 

dated June 7, 1882, bal. of principal unpaid, 1,100 00 

" " 8 per cent., W. L. DeRosset, Jr., dated May 

7th, 1886 *.. 1,50000 

In addition to above, the Diocese is now the sole owner of the 

Episcopal Residence in Wilmington, valuedat. 5,000 00 

FOR ACCOUNT OF FUND FOR EDUCATION OF CHILDREN OF DECEASED 

CLERGYMEN. 

Nos. 61, and 62, 2 Craven County Bonds, 6 per cent., $500 each, 

duejuly ist, 1909 1,000 00 

Nos. 1096 to 1 105, 10 Craven County Bonds, 6 per cent., $25 each 

duejuly ist, 1909 250 00 

Nos. 246, 167, 168, 3 City of Wilmington, 8 per cent., 100 each, 

due July ist, 1887, 30000 

FOR THE CLERGY RELIEF FUND. 

No. 324, 1 City of Wilmington, 8 per cent., duejuly ist, 1888 200 00 

Half interest in a judgment against Mr. John Wilkes, of Char- 
lotte, estimated without calculation of interest due 413 68 



treasurer's report for fiscal year r 



Diocese of tast Carolina, for the Episcopal and Contingent Fund, 



Dr. 

1S86 

To paid the following Clergymen, expenses attending the 
Diocesan Convention at Goldsboro, viz : 



Rev. T. M. Ambler 

L. Eborn 

I. Harding 

N. Harding, 

T. B. Haughton 

N. C. Hughes, D.D. 
J. C. Huske, D. D... 



5 


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ii 


50 


i 


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7 


10 


7 


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3 


25 


9 


85 



Rev 



H. M.Jarvis.. .. 
H. S. McDuffey. 

N. E. Price 

V. W, Shields... 

R.J Walker 

R. B. Windlev.. 



8 65 

11 65 

9 10 
3 °° 

12 45 
7 10 



Paid expenses of Committee on Canons, meeting at Golds- 
boro, May, 1886 

Rev. N. Harding, expenses as Secretary 

T. S. Davis, sexton St. Stephen's Church, by order of 

the Convention, for services 

expenses of meetings of Standing Committee 

Printing 1,000 copies Treasurer's Report, 1886 

750 " Journal of Convention, 1886 

and Binding blanks for receipts 

" Circulars of Bishop and Treasurer 

expenses distributing Journals $ 

probate and registration of deeds for Epis. residence 

premium insurance 1 year to May, 1886, $2,500 

" to Dec. 24, 1887, $500 

builder's risk, during repairs.. 

Salary of Bishop, 1 year to March 31st, 1887 

postage stamps and envelopes.., 

quota of Diocese towards expenses of General Con- 
vention, $3 each on list of 28 Clergymen 

" expenses of Clerical deputies to Chicago, viz : 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D 77 40 

" Nathaniel Harding 78 60 

" V. W. vShields, 90 00 

" W. H. Lewis, 147 04 

Paid express on Journals of General Convention 

" postage and expenses distributing same 

" Trea's. commissions on receipts, $3,303 17, 5 per ct 



April, 1887, To Balance. 



96 65 

6 85 

10 68 

5 00 

21 90 

37 00 

349 7o 

5 50 

6 12 
13 65 

3 60 
27 50 

6 50 

11 25 
2,500 00 

7 63 

84 00 



393 04 
3 4o 
5 53 

165 16 

5376o 66 
#457 49 



APPENDIX B. 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for the Fiscal Year 1886-'87- 



Cr. 



1886 

By Amount received from Parishes and Mission stations, 

as per Tabular Statement 

" donation June 30, from Miss Bynum, of Murfreesboro, 

through Bishop Watson 

" donation, June 30, anonymous, through Bishop Watson 
" " Nov. 26, 1886, from the Misses Ryerson of 

Chicago, through Bishop Watson 

" Income from the Permanent Episcopal Fund, viz : 
Coupons for May '86 and Nov. '86, $2,000 N C.R.R. Bonds 
" July, '86, dividend on 25 shares W. & W. R. R 

" July '86 and Jan. '87, $1,000 N C. State 4's 

Oct. '86 and April 87, $1,000 N. C. State 6's 

" July '86, on $3,600 City of Wilmington 8's 

" Jan. '87, on #4,600 " " 8's 

July '86 and Jan. '87, $3,500 City Wilmington, 6's 

Interest at 8 per cent, 4 months and 9 days, to May 10, 

on $700 balance of bond of W. L. DeRosset, paid 

in full 

Interest at 8 per cent. 12 months, on $1,500 bond of J. H. 

and M. L. Boatwright, to Dec 7, '86 

Interest at 8 per cent. 12 months, to Dec. 12, '86 on $300 

bond of J. W. Barnes 

Interest at 8 per cent, 6 months, to Nov. 7, 86, on $1,500 

bond of W. L. DeRosset, Jr 

From W. H Green, for portion due the Diocese on ac- 
count of rent of Episcopal Residence 



Interest on deposits in bank 

Balance carried forward to Dr. in new account. 





2 


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2 


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25 


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160 00 






100 00 






40 00 






60 00 






144 00 






184 00 






210 00 







20 07 



24 OO 
60 OO 

80 63 



#2029 15 



1202 70 

42 32 
457 49 



o 66 

*The July '86 coupon of bond No. 266 for $40, was collected by mistake 
with other coupons in January 1886, and included in the report of Treasurer 
to last Convention. This explains why credit is here given for July coupons 
of $3,600 8 per cent, bonds instead of $4,100, then belonging to the Diocese. 

Bond No. 266 was purchased at 101 per cent, Nov, 7, '85 with the Jan. 'S6 
coupon off. 



6 treasurer's report for fiscal year i886-'87. 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for Diocesan Missions, 



Rev. 
Rev. 
Rev. 
Rev, 



To amount paid appropriations by the Executive Mission- 
ary Committee, viz . 

Rev. S. S. Barber $100 oo 

Luther Eborn ioo oo 

Israel Harding 150 00 

Thomas B. Haughton 150 00 

N. C. Hughes, D. D 150 00 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr 100 00 

Rev. N. E. Price 100 00 

Rev. R. B. Wiudley 100 00 

To Bethel Mission, Pitt County, 

" Rev. \V. H. Lewis, expense distributing mite boxes... 
" Bishop Watson, for expenses of Nag's Head Mission... 

" Trea's. commissions on $1,173 62, 5 per cent 

" Balance carried forward 



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58 


68 


6l6 


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Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Relief Fund, 



To paid Bishop Watson, Jan. 5 '86 for distribution. 
" Treasurer's commission, 5 per cent, on $114 6S. . 
" Balance carried to new account 



50 00 

5 73 
299 00 

$354 73 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Students Aid Fund, 



To paid following appropriations : 

Alex. F. Moore 5 30 

H. H. Barber 50 00 

Henry Wingate 50 00 

Rev. F. A. Skinner 50 00 

To Treasurer's commissions, 5 per cent on $89 86 

' ' Balance 



155 30 

4 49 

"4 33 



APPENDIX B. 



In Account with A. J, DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fis:al Year 1886-87, 



By Balance April 1886 

" Amount from Parishes and Mission Stations as per 

Tabular Statement 

" Bishop's collections at visitations as per Tab. Statem't. 
" donation from the Woman's Auxiliary Society of St. 

James' Parish, Wilmington 

" donation from Miss Julia Goelet through BishopWatson 
"from Edenton Convocation through Rev.N. C.HughesJr 



April 7, By Balance. 



7 

Cr. 

519 00 

694 85 

392 37 

83 30 

1 00 

2 ro 



£1692 62 
616 34 



In Account with A, J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1886-'87. 



By Balance per account April 1886 

" amount received per Tabular Statement. 



April. By Balance. 



Cr. 

240 05 
114 68 



$354 73 
#299 00 



In Account with A, J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1886-87. 



By Balance per account April, 1886 

" amount received per Tabular Statement. 



1887. 

April, By Balance. 



Cr. 



184 26 
89 86 



#274 12 

#"4 33 



8 treasurer's report for fiscal year i 886-' 87. 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, far the Church Building Fund, 



To paid vSt. Paul's Church, Greenville 

" St. John Evangelist Mission, Edenton.... 
" Treasurer's commissions, 5 per cent, on 
' ' Balance 



59- 



5 00 
25.00 

3 72 
75 68 

$109 40 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Permanent Episcopal Fund, 



May 10 To loan to W. D DeRosset, Jr., on bond and 

mortgage at 8 percent 

July 30 To paid St. Mark's Parish for one-fourth interest 

in Episcopal Residence 

31 " paid St. John's Parish for ditto 

' ' paid sundry bills for repairs of Episcopal Res- 

1887 idence, per order of Trustees 

Feb. 19 To 1 City of Wilmington 8 per cent, bond, No. 2, 

$500, at 101^ 

To Balance carried to new account 



$1500 00 

1000 00 
1000 bo 

1500 00 

508 75 
368 77 



52 



APPENDIX B. 



In Account with A J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1886-'87. 



By Balance April, 1886 

-' Amount received per Tabular Statement. 
" donation, through Rev. R. B. Drane 



1887. 

April, By Balance. 



9 

Cr. 

34 81 
73 74 

$109 40 
575 68 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1886-87. 

iS86~ ~ 

By Balance per account April, 1886 

May 10, By cash from W. L. DeRosset, in full payment 

of balance of his bond 

" 14, By sale of 3 City of Wilmington 8 per cent, bonds 
of $100 each, Nos. 167, 168, 169, $300, at 104... 

July 28, By received from J. W. Atkinson, Trustee, pro- 
ceeds of 25 shares W. & W. R. R, at $16 o per 

1887 share, $4,ooo,less brokerage 12 50 

Feb. 24, By cash from C. E. Johnson, Treas., one-half of 
$3 collected on debt due the old Diocese of 
North Carolina, for this Fund 

Feb. 5, By cash from J. H. and M. L. Boatwright, on ac 
count of principal of bond of $ 1,500 

Mch 17, By cash from J. H. and M. L. Boatwright, on ac 
count of principal of bond of $1,500 



Cr. 



1887 

April By Balance. 



476 


52 


700 


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312 


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3987 


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52 


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77 



io treasurer's report eor fiscal year i886-'87. 



Dr. Diocese of East Carolina, Fund for Education Children Dec'd Clergymen, 



May 14, To 2 City of Wilmington 8's, Nos. 167 and 168, 
transferred from the Permanent Episcopal 

1887 Fund, $200 at 104 per cent 

To Treasurer's commissions on #36 41, 5 per cent 
" Balance carried forward.. 



$208 00 

1 82 

. 74 86 

$284 68 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Clergy Relief Fund, 



To Treasurer's commissions, 5 per cent, on #100 38. 
" Balance 



5 02 

182 92 



$187 94 



APPENDIX B. 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1886-87. 



By Balance per account April 18S6 

" July '86 and Jan. '87 coupons on $300 City of Wilming- 
ton 8's 

By interest on deposits in bank 



1887 

April By Balance. 



II 



Cr. 

>48 27 

24 00 
12 41 



$284 68 
#74 86 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1886-'87. 



April, By Balance 

" coupons for July '86 and Jan. '87, of #200 City 
of Wilmington 8 percent, bonds 

" Interest on deposits in bank 

" Cash from R. H. Battle, Esq., one half of $160, 
paid by John Wilkes on debt to old Diocese, 
on account of this Fund 



April, By Balance. 



Cr. 



87 56 

16 00 
4 38- 



80 00 

$187 94 
$182 92 



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JOURNAL 



OF THE 



Fifth Annual Council 



OF THE 



Protest ant Episcopal Church 



IN THE 



Diocese of East Carolina, 



HELD IN. 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, FAYETTEVILLE, 



ON THE 



23RD, 24TH and 25TH of May, A. D. 1888. 



WILMINGTON, N. C. : 

WM. L. DB ROSSET, JR., PRINTER AND BINDBR. 



jtroerthroittb to iannns. 



Resolved, That Canon XVII be amended by substituting for the form of 
Parochial Report therein contained the form of Parochial Report submitted 
by the Committee on Canons to this Council, which was unanimously 
adopted. 

{Extracts from Canons of the General Church.) 

CANON 20, TITLE I 

Of the Due Celebration of Sundays. 

All persons within his Church shall celebrate and keep the Lord's Day, 
commonly called Sunday, in hearing the word of God read and taught, in 
private and public prayer, in other exercises of devotion, and in acts of 
charity, using all godly and sober conservation. 

CANON 12 SEC i OF TITLE II. 

A communicant removing from one parish to another shall procure from 
the Rector (if any) of the Parish of his last residence, or, if there be no 
Rector, from one of the Wardens, a certificate stating that he or she is a com- 
municant in good standing ; and the Rector of the Parish or Congrega- 
tion to which he or she removes shall not be required to receive him or her 
as a communicant until such letter be produced. 



DIOCESE OE EAST CAROLINA. 



May, 1888. Officers of the Council. 



lititm of y®%{ §nvxAim+ 



BISHOP AND EX OFFICIO CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL: 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Wilmington. 
A-D- 1888- 

PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL: 

The Rev. E. M. Forbes, Beaufort, N. C. 

secretary: 

The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, Washington., N. C. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY: 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Chocowinity, N. C. 

treasurer: 
ArmandJ. DeRosSET, M. D., Wilmington, N. C. 

HISTOR I OGRAPHER : 

Col. James G. Burr, Wilmington, N. C. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committees and Trustees [May, 



STANDING COMMITTEE: 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D. A. J. De Rosset, M. D. 
The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D. John Hughes, 
The Rev. Robert B. Drane. 

EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE: 

The Rev. N. Harding, Geo. H. Roberts, 

The Rev. V. W. Shields E. S. Hoyt, 

John S. Long. 

COMMITTEE ON CANONS: 

The " ev. J. C. Huske, D. D., Dr. A. J. De Rosset, 

The Rev. J. M. Hillyar, Maj. John Hughes. 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: • 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., E. S. Hoyt, 

The Rev N. E. Price, H. G. Smallbones, 

William Calder. 

STUDENT'S A.fD COMMITTEE. 

The Rev. Robert Strange, William Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 

CHUKCU BUIEDING COMMITTEE: 

The Rev. R. B. Drane, Wilson G. Lamb. 

The Rev. T. B. Haughton, 

TRUSTEES OF THE DiOCESE: 

The Rt. Rev. A. A. Watson, D. D., Hon. Geo. Davis, 

J. W. Atkinson. 

TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH: 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, W. B. Shepard, 

Graham Daves. 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 



1388-1 Committees and Trustees- 



DEPUTIKS TO THIS GENERAL CONVENTION: 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., A. J. De Rosset, M. D. 
The Rev. N. Collin Hughes, D. D., John Hughes, 
The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, Wilson G. Lamb, 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, J. W. Atkinson. 

SUPPLEMENTARY DE1UTIKS: 

The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D., H. R. Bryan, 

The Rev. R. B. Drane, E. S. Hoyt, 

The Rev. Israel Harding, Hon. J. C. McRae, 

The Rev. J. M. Hillyar, S. J. Hinsdale. 



APPOINTED BY THE BISHOP. 



COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS: 

The. Rev. N. E. Price, T. E. Darden, 

E. K. Bishop. 
new parishes: 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, D. C. Winston, 

B. R. Huske. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Gabriel Holmes, 

G. 0. Gaylord. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Trustees and Committees- [May> 



COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH: 

The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D., Col. W. L. De Rosset, 
The Rev. Israel Harding, , Wilson G. Lamb. 

The Rev. Thos. B. Hauehton. 



Stmnmfe* fa Jj^pH fa ilp itwntH 

OF 1889. 



Committee appointed on the Mary Ruffin Smith legacy to the Diocese of 
North Carolina 

Major John Hughes, Hon. Geo. Davis, 

Hon. W. B. Rodman. 

Committee to report to the Council of 1889, on the proposed changes in the 
Prayer Book. 

Rev. V. W. Shields, E. S. Hoyt, 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., Dr. A. J. De Rosset, 

Rev. J. M. Hillyar, 

Committee to report a scale of assessments. 

Col. J. W. Atkison, H. G. Smallbones, 

Col. W. L. De Rosset, S. J. Hinsdale, 

H. R. Bryan. 



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1888. j Clergy List 



jLlpljdtalital Jml nf tfpj §brg^ 



MAY, 1888. 



[Those marked thus* were present, and f, not entitled to seats.] 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred Augustin Watson, D. D., Wilmington. 

PRIESTS. 

The Rev. *Arnold, Charles London, Rector, St. Paul's Wil 
mington. 

* Atkinson, Thomas, Rector, St. John's Fayetteville 
*Carmichael, James, D. D., Rector, St. John's, 

Wilmington, and Examining Chaplain. 

Coerr, Chas. Thompson, Rector, St. Mark's, Wil- 
mington. 

*Drane, Robert Brent, Rector, St. Paul's, Edenton 
and in charge of St. John Evangelist Mission, 
Edenton. 

*Eborn, Luther, Rector St. David's, Scupper- 
nong, Rector Grace Church, Plymouth, Rector 
St. Luke's, Washington County, and in charge 
of St Andrew's Mission, Columbia. 

* Forbes, Edward McArtney, Rector, St. Paul's, 



DIOCESE OF E^ST CAROLINA. 



Clergy List ^May, 



Beaufort, President of the Council and Exam- 
ining Chaplain. 

The Rev. *Harding, Israel, Rector, St. Mary's, Kinston, 
Rector Holy Innocents, Lenoir County, Rector 
St. John's, Pitt County and in charge of Mis- 
sions at La Grange, Snow Hill, St. Thomas, 
Craven County, Grace Church, Trenton, and in 
the Counties of Dnplin and Onslow. 

* Harding, Nathaniel, Rector, St. Peter's, Wash- 
ington, Secretary of the Council and Examin- 
ing Chaplain. 

*Haughton, Thomas Benbury, Rector, Church of 
the Advent, Williamston, and in charge of Mis- 
sion at Jamesville. 

*Hillyar, James Mends, Rector St. Stephen's, 
Goldsboro and in charge of St. Gabriel's Mis- 
sion, Faison. 

*Hughes, Nicholas Collin, D. D., Rector, Trinity 
Church, Beaufort County, Rector St. Paul's, 
Greenville, and Examining Chaplain. 

*Huske, Joseph Caldwell, D. D. , Rector Emeritus, 
St. John's Fayetteville, and in charge of Christ 
Church, Rockfish and St. Joseph's, Fayetteville. 
President of the Standing Committee. 

*Jarvis, Herbert Munson, Rector, Grace Church, 
Woodville, and in charge of St. Mark's Mission, 
Roxabell. 

Lewis, William Henry. 

Lynd, William J. 

*Price, Nymphas Edgar, Rector, St. Thomas', 
Bath, St. James', Beaufort County, and in charge 
of Mission at Pantego. 



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1888. J Clergy List 



The Rev. ^Shields, Van Winder, Rector, Christ Church, 
Newbern, and Examining Chaplcin. 

*Skinner, Henry A., Rector, Christ Church, Eliz- 
abeth City, and in charge of St. Luke's Mission, 
Elizabeth City. 

Strange, Robert, Rector, St. James', Wilmington, 
and Examining Chaplain. 

Thorpe, Thomas May. 

*Turner, Joseph Wilmer, Rector, St. Paul's, Clin- 
ton. 

DEACONS. 

The Rev. Barber, Samuel Swann, officiating at St. John's, 
Makelyville, Hyde County, St. George's, Lake 
Landing, and Missions at Swan Quarter, Fair- 
field and Lake Comfort. 
*Cassey, Peter William, officiating at St. Cyprian's 

Newbern. 
*Hughes, Nicholas Collin, Jr., officiating at Au- 
rora, Vanceboro, Bayboro and Haw Branch. 
Morrelle, Daniel, Teaching in Wilmington. 
*Windley, Robert Bowen, officiating at Zion 
Church, Beaufort County. 
POvSTULANTS. 
Wm. G. Avant, Isaac W. Hughes, 

Henry H. Barber, Elisha F. Rice, 

John B. Gibble, Henry Wingate. 

LAYMEN, CANDIDATES FOR PRIEST'S ORDERS. 

Fred. N. Skinner, William J. Heritage, 

Claudius F. Smith. 

DEACONS, CANDIDATES FOR PRIEST'S ORDERS. 
Rev. S. S. Barber, Rev. P. W. Cassey, 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Rev. R. B. Windley. 



TO DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Candidates and Examining Chaplains. [May. 

DEACONS ORDERS. 
Francis Joyner, Wilborn L. Mellichampe. 

EXAMINING CHAPLAINS. 
The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D., The Rev. Robt. Strange, 



The Rev. E. M. Forbes, The Rev. V. W. Shields, 



The Rev. N. C. Hughes. D. D., The Rev. N. Harding. 



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1888.] 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates 



i$t af ]pHri$lp$ nnb flbsion jSMicms 



IN THE DIOCESE, 



AND OF DELEGATES ENTITLED TO SEATS IN THE COUNCIL 

OF 1888. 



[Those marked thus *wer« present. Mission Stations in Italics. 
Chapel of the Cross. 



J. B. Bonner. 



F. S. Stickney, 
George O. Gaylord,* 
Charles A. Campbell, 
Jos. T. Bonner, 

Dr. Jas. L- Manney, 
James C. Davis, 
A. C. Davis, 
N. W. Taylor, 

G. L. Swindell, 
D. W. Jarvis, 

Joseph L- Butt, 
Edward Tripp. 



Bayboro Mission. 
St. Thomas, Bath. 



vSt. 



St. 



John Tankard, 
J. W. Crawley, 
J. T. Gaylord, 
Marcellus Braddy 

.St. Paul's, Beaufort. 

B. L. Perry. 
T. J. Baxter, 
M. C. Phelps, 
E. F. Rice. 

James, Beaufort County. 

B. I . D. Johnson, 
Saml. W. Clark. 

John's Beaufort County. 

Win. M. Butt, 



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DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates 



[Majr, 



PYed Grist, 
W. R. Bright* 



J J. Cutler, 
Julius Cutler, 
Chasles E. Tankard, 
Alanson Alligood, 



Haw Branch: Beaufort County. 

Trinity, Beaufort County. 

S. B. Archbell, 
Harvey Bright. 

Zion Church, Beaufort County. 

James H. Alligood., 
Charles Alligood, 
C. C. N. Cutler, 
James H. Braddy. 



Dr. A. Holmes, 
J. A. Ferrell,* 
W. G. Hubbard,- 



Wm. J. Leary, Jr. 
John G. Wood, 
H. H. Page, 
Wm. B. Shepard, 

Anderson Luton 



St. Stephen's Mission, Bethel. 
St. Thomas Mission, Craven County. 

St. Paul's, Clinton. 

Wentworth Micks, 
Dr. R. H. Holladay, 
T. M. Farrell. 

St. Paul's, Edenton. 

Frank Wood, 
Thomas Thompson, 
John H. Hall, 
J. R. McCurdy. 

.S7. John Evangelist, Edenton. 

Armstead Daves. 



Christ Church, Elizabeth City. 

Hon. J. W. Albertson, James Vaughan, 

W. J. Griffin, F. M. Grice, 

George Brodrick, T. Selby Harney, 

PYank Vaughan. J. T. McCabe. 

5"/. Gabriels, Faison. 



S. J. Hinsdale,* 
Dr. T D. Haigh, 
Dr. W. C. McDuffie,* 
R. B. Huske,* 



St. John's, Fayetteville. 

Hon. R. P. Buxton,* 
S. J. Walton, 
Chas. Haigh, 
John B. Broadfoot. 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 



x 3 



1888. 



Parishes, Missions Delegates and Alternates 



J. S. Leary, 

F. P. Terry, 
Isaac B. Hall,* 

G. H. Williams,* 



B. M. Privett, 
Col G. W. Collier, 
W. H. Barnes, 
George C. Royall, 

T. H. Lassiter, 
J. J. Gatling, 

R. R. Cotten, 
Aug. M. Moore,* 
Charles Skinner, 
W. B. Brown, 



Henry Slade, 
T. E. Darden,* 
J. P. Boyle, 
G. C. Lamb, . 

James L. Skinner, 

C. W. Wood, 

Dr. Josiah T. Smith, 



S. H. Abbott, 
J. P. Hasket, 
H. C. V. Peobles, 
George E. Miller, 



St. Joseph's, Fayetteville. 

H. M. Cain, 
W. B. Barge, 
D. Buxton, 
F. P. Williston. 

St. Stephen "s, Goldsboro. 

I. F. Dortch, 
Dr. Thomas Hill, 
Col. Lot Humphry, 
O. Holmes. 

St. Mary's Gatesville. 

R. B, G. Cooper, 
R. M. Riddick. 

St. Paul's, Greenville. 

Harry Skinner, 
Zeno Brown, 
L. V. Morrel. 
1 Henry Harding. 

St. Martin's, Hamilton. 

H.J. Clark, M. D.. 
J. H, Martin, 
T. L. Hyman, 
Frank Hitch . 

Holy Trinity, Hertford. 

Joseph G. Granberry, 
Wm. Nixon, 
Dr. William M. Riddick. 

St. George's, Hyde County. 

Swan Quarter, Hyde County. 

Jamesville Mission. 

St. Mary's, Kinston. 

E.J. Brooks, 
E. S. Laughinghouse, 
L. A. Mewborn, 
John Simpkins. 



H 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



[May, 



N. B. Whitfield, 
D. S. Davis, 
A. W. Whitfield, 
0. Turner. 



Holy Innocents, Lenoir County. 

W. A. Jones, 
J. R. Whitfield, 
Oscar Hardy, 



St. John's, Makeleyville. 

M. Makely, A. J. Tooley, 

James Adams, F. C. Barber, 

G G. Newman, Jones S. Wahab, 

William C. Whitfield, M. D., T. M. Rose. 

Christ Church, Newbern. 



John Hughes,* 
H. R. Bryan,* 
E. K. Bishop,* 
John S. Long, 

John B. Brown,* 
Carleton E. Palmer, 
Abram A. Bryan, 
Henry P. Kennedy, 

W. S. Wooten, 
J. L. Tucker, 
E. E. Powell, 
J. T. Worthington, 

Thos. S. Armistead, 
C. L. Pettigrew, 
Dr. W. H. Ward, 

Edward Wishart,* 
Charles H. Adams,* 
John A. Fry, 
George C. Biggs, 



R. H. Hilton, 

M. D. W. Stevenson, 

R. Ransom, 

W. H. Oliver, 

St. Cyprian's, Newbern. 

John T. York, 
Israel 1 * Harris, 
Joseph J. Hill, 
Gordon Wiggins. 

St. John's, Pitt County. 

J. E. May, 
W. J. Kilpatrick, 
W. H. Tripp, 
G. F. Smith. 

Grace Church, Plymouth. 

T. O. Vail, 
Joseph B. Hilton, 
L. J. Fagan , 

Christ Church. Rockfish. 

Charles Creel, 
Niel G. Biggs, 
Phillip Biggs, 
Thomas Powell. 
St. Barnabas, Snow Hill. 
Grace Church, Trenton. 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 



r.s 



18881 



Parishes, Missions Delegates and Alternates 



E. S. Hoyt,* 
William Bragaw, 
Henry N. Blount, 
Gilbert Rumley, 

D. Spruill, 

E. G. Eborn, 
A. Armstrong 
J. L. Hassell, 



A. L. Chesson, 
W. A. Hodges, 
J". A. Chesson, 
T. W. Blount, 



Wilson G. Lamb,* 
Alex. H. Smith. 



St. Peter's, Washington, 

T. H. B. Myers, 
H. P. Hancock, 
W. A. Blount, M. D. 
A. M. Buchanan. 
St. David's, Washington County. 

S. S. Woodley, 
S. G. Walker, 
W. H. Hardison, 
T. A. Swain. 

St. Luke's, Washington County. 

W. C. Downing, 
W. M, Chesson, 
T. J. Lewis, 
T. M. Chesson. 

Church of the Advent, Williamston. 

Joseph M. Siterson, 



Dr. A. J. De Rosset, 
Col. W. L. De Rosset,* 
Col. J, Wilder Atkinson,* 
William Calder, 

Gabriel Holmes,* 
Berry Gleaves,* 
H. G. Smallbones,* 
R. E. Heide,* 

DuBrutz Cutler,* 
William H. Bernard, 
William P. Elliott,* 
John J. Hedrick, Jr., 

Alfred Howe, 
Henry C. Greene. 
John D. Norwood, 



St. James', Wilmington. 

Clayton Giles, 
Col. A. M. Waddell, 
Dr. George G. Thomas. 
T. W. Strange. 

St. John's, Wilmington. 

A. H. Greene, 
Richard Chapman, 
J. C, Morrison, 
W. W. Harris. 

St. Paul's, Wilmington. 

George Davis, 
W. <i. MacRae, 
R. H, Pickett, 
L. J. Poisson. 

St. Mark's, Wilmington. 

A. Saunders, 
R. L. Hutchins, 
John H. Davis. 



i6 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



[May, 



St. Thomas', Windsor. 

D. C. Winston,* L. S. Webb, 
J. J. Jacocks, B. H. Swain, 

E. W. Gray, F. D. Winston, 
J. A. Grant, J. B. Gray. 

Grace Church. Woodville. 

J. H. Brett, Thompson, 

Dr. J. S. Griffin, Burges Urquhart. 

St. Paul's, Vanceboro, 



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17 



888.] 



Scale of Assessments. 



FOR THE CURRENT YEAR UPON THE PARISHES, MISSIONS, AND 
CONGREGATIONS OF THE DIOCESE. 



Aurora $ 15 00 

Avoca 10 00 

St. Thomas', Bath 15 00 

Bayboro Mission 5 00 

St. Paul's, Beaufort 30 00 

St. James', Beaufort Co 12 00 

St. John's " " 15 00 

Trinity " " 40 00 

Zion, " " 20 00 

Grace, Bertie Co 40 00 

St. Paul's, Clinton 30 00 

St. Paul's, Edenton 75 00 

St. John Evangelist, Edenton 5 00 

Christ Church, E. City 75 00 

Fairfield Mission 10 00 

Faison Mission 10 00 

St. John's, Fayetteville 200 00 

St. Joseph's " 1500 

St. Mary's, Gatesville 15 00 

St. Peter's Mission, Gates Co. 10 00 

St. Stephen's, Goldsboro . . . : . . 50 00 

St. Paul's, Greenville 30 00 

St. Martin's, Hamilton 15 00 

Haw Branch Mission 2 00 

Holy Trinity, Hertford 5000 

St. George's Hyde Co 30 00 

St. Mary's, Kinston... 25 00 

Holy Innocents, Lenoir Co... 15 00 

St. John's, Makelyville 1000 



St. Barnabas', Murfreesboro....# 5 00 

Newbegun Creek Mission 5 00 

Christ Church, Newbern 225 00 

St, Cyprian's, Newbern 10 00 

Marlboro Mission, Pitt Co 5 00 

St. John's, Pitt Co 30 00 

Grace, Plymouth 2000 

Christ Church, Rockfish 25 00 

Roxobel Mission 5 00 

St. David's, Scuppernong 40 00 

Maxton Mission 5 00 

St. Phillip's, Smithville 10 00 

St. Barnabas', Snow Hill 5 00 

South Mills Mission 10 00 

Swan Quarter, Hyde Co 5 00 

Grace Mission, Trenton 10 00 

Tunis Mills Mission 5 00 

St. Paul's, Vanceboro 5 00 

St. Peters', Washington . 100 00 

St. Luke's, Washington Co... 10 00 

Advent, Williamston 20 00 

St James', Wilmington 450 00 

St. Paul's, " 100 00 

St, John's, " no 00 

St. Mark's, " 20 00 

St. Thomas', Windsor 40 00 

St. John's, Winton 3 00 

$2,152 00 



The foregoing scale is only recommendatory in so far as applicable to 
Mission Stations. 

Note. — See proceedings following for action as regards assessment on 
individual communicants of twenty-five cents each. 



l8 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



First Eay, Organization. [May 



JOURNAL 



OF THE 



]P ftrtirirtng* af 1^ Sntmri} of 1888. 



FIRST DAY. 

Diocese of East Carolina, ^ 

St. John's Church, Fayetteville, N. C. V 

Wednesday, May 23rd, 1888. ) 

The Fifth Annual Council of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, in the Diocese of East Carolina, assembled in St. 
John's Church at 10 A. M. 

The Rt. Rev. the Bishop of the Diocese, read the Litany 
and called the Council to order. 

The Secretary called the roll, and the following Clergymen 
answered to their names: 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D. 
The Rev. Thos. Atkinson, 

" " R. B. Drane, 

" " Luther Eborn. 

" " E. M. Forbes. 

" " Nathaniel Harding, 

" " Thos. B. Haughton, 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 



1888 1 Opening Service 

The Rev. James M. Hillyar, 

" N. Collin Hughes, D. D., 

" Joseph C. Huske, D. D., 

" " H. M. Jarvis, 

' k N. E. Price, 

" V. W. Shields, 

<l P. W. Cassey, 

" N. C. Hughes, Jr., 

" R. B. Windley, 

" " James Carmichael, D. D. 

The roll of Delegates who had presented certificates of 
election, was then called, and the following answered to their 
names: 

Messrs. G. O. Gaylord, W. R. Bright, S. J. Hinsdale, B. 
R. Huske, T. E. Darden, John Hughes, H. R. Bryan, E. K. 
Bishop, E S. Hoyt, Wilson G. Lamb, John B. Brown, D. C. 
Winston, Edward Wishart, Charles H. Adams, J. A. Ferrell, 
W. L. De Rosset, J. W. Atkinson, R. E. Heide, Gabriel 
Holmes, Berry Gleaves, Dr. A. J. De Rosset, Isaac B. Hall. 

A quorum being present, on motion the Council took a re- 
cess for the purpose of holding Divine Service. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. N. Harding and the 
Rev. V. W. Shields. The Ante Communion service was read 
by the Rt. Rev., the Bishop, the Epistle being read by the 
Rev. Dr. Hughes, and the Gospel by the Rev. E. M. Forbes. 
The sermon was preached by the Rev. E. M. Forbes from St. 
Matthew's Gospel, 28th chapter, 20th verse: "Lo I am with 
you alway, even unto the end of the world." 

The offerings of the congregation were received for the 
Prayer Book Society. 



20 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Election of Officers Committees Appointed. [May 



The Holy Communion was administered by the Bishop, 
assisted by the Rev. Drs. Huske and Hughes and the Rev. 
N. Harding. 

After Divine Service the Council re-assembled, the Bishop 
in the chair. 

Rev. Dr. Hughes nominated Rev. E. M. Forbes for Presi- 
dent of the Council. On motion the ballot was dispensed 
with and he was unanimously elected. 

The Rev. N. Harding was elected Secretary. 

At the request of the Secretary the Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., 
was appointed as his assistant. 

The Bishop appointed the following Committees: 
COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS. 
The Rev N. E. Price, T. E. Darden, 

E. K. Bishop. 
COMMITTEE ON NEW PARISHES. 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, D. C. Winston, 

B. R. Huske. 

COMMITTEE ON CANONS. 

The Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., Dr. A. J. De Rosset, 
The Rev. J. M. Hillyar, Maj. John Hughes, 

The Rev. V. W. Shields. 

On motion, the Council took a recess until 4 P. M. 

Wednesday Afternoon, 4 P. M. 
The Council re-assembled, the Bishop in the chair. 
The Bishop appointed as the 

COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D., Col. W. L. De Rosset, 
The Rev. Isarel Harding, Wilson G. Lamb, 

The Rev. Thos. B. Haughton. 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 21 



1888.] Report of Standing Committee. 



The Parochial reports were referred to the Committee on 
the State of the Church. 

The Rev. Dr. Huske presented and read the report of the 

Standing Committe as follows : 

DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Report of the Standing Committee to the Annual Council for- the Year 
iS8y- y 88: 

The Standing Committee respectfully present the following report of their 
transactions during the past year as required by Canun VII., Sec. 2 of this 
Diocese. 

At Edenton, in St. Paul's Church, May 20, 1887, the committee met and 
was re-organized by the election of Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., as Presi- 
dent, A. J. De Rosset, M D., as Secretary. 

Testimonials were signed recommending the admission of Mr. Francis 
Joyner as a candidate for Holy Orders. 

At Goldsboro, at a duly called meeting, June 29, 1887, consent was given 
to the election of the Right Reverend William Forbes Adams, D. D., Mis- 
sionary Bishop retired, to the Episcopate of the Diocese of Easton, and the 
Canonical Certificate of such consent was transmitted to the Rev. J. A. 
Mitchell, Secretary of said Diocese, at Centreville, Maryland. 

At Wilmington, December 1, 1887, at a duly called meeting, Canonical 
Certificates were signed and transmitted to the Rt. Rev. J Williams, D. D. 
LL-D., of the Diocese of Connecticut, Presiding Bishop, of the unani- 
mous consent of the Committee, to the election of the Rev. Abiel Leonard, 
Rector of Trinity Church, Atchison, Kansas, as Missionary Bishop of Ne- 
vada and Utah; and of the Rev. James S. Johnston, Rector of Trinity Church, 
Mobile, Alabama, as Missionary Bishop of Western Texas, both having 
been elected by the House of Bishops at their meeting in Philadelphia. 
October 27th and 28th. 1887. 

At the^same meeting at Wilmington, Certificates were given, and trans- 
mitted to the Right Rev. A. A. Watson, D. D., recommending the admission 
as Candidates for Holy Orders in this Diocese, of Claudius Ferdinand Smith 
of St. John's Parish, Pitt County, and William James Heritage of St. Peter's 
Parish, Washington. 

J. C. HUSKE, Chairman. 

The Treasurer presented his report. [Appedixes B. and 
B. II. ] 



22 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committees Appointed Report of Board of Trustees. [May. 

The Bishop appointed the following as the 
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 
The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., E. S. Hoyt, 
The Rev. N. E. Price, H. G. Smallbones, 

William Calder. 
On motion the Treasurer's report was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Rev. N. E. Price presented and read the following report of 
the Committee on Elections : 

The Committee on Elections beg leave to report that they find no creden : 
tials in the hands of the Secretary requiring their action. 

N. E. PRICE, 
E. K. BISHOP, 
T. *E. DARDEN. 

The Bishop appointed as the 

COMMITTEE ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Gabriel Holmes, 

G. O. Gavlord, 
The Rev. Dr. Hughes read the following report of the 
Committee on Finance : 

The Finance Committee respectfully report that the Treasurer of the 
Diocese having submitted to them his annual report, together with his 
vouchers for disbursements and the securities belonging to the Diocese, they 
have examined the same. We find that the report and statements, as shown 
in the Treasurer's printed report, Appendixes B and B-II, attached thereto 
are true and correct. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Chairman. 

Col J. W.Atkinson presented and read the following report 
of the Trustees of the Diocese : 

Report of the Board of Trustees of the Diocese of East Carolina : 

The Trustees of the Diocese of East Carolina respectfully report that sub- 
sequently to the last session of the Diocesan Council they received from the 
Minister and certain members of the Congregation of St. Barnabas', Snow 
Hill, an application for their consent to the mortgaging of the Church 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 23 

1888. J Report of Board of Trustees. 

property in that place, in order to borrow money to meet the debt incurred 
in the erection of the said Church, and avoid the threatened seizure of the 
property under the law of mechanics liens. That after due consideration 
they thought it best, in order to accomplish the object and accommodate the 
congregation, in trust for whose use the lot had been conveyed to the 
Trustees of the Diocese, to reconvey the said lot to the congregation. That 
Trustees having been duly appointed at a regularly convened meeting of the 
congregation to receive the transfer, it was accordingly made and the 
property was conveyed in fee simple to the Trustees of the Congregation of 
St. Barnabas. 

Your trustees further report that in order to meet certain questions of law 
attending the above mentioned conveyance and which might arise with re- 
spect to others of like nature, at the request of the Trustees of the Diocese 
of East Carolina the .Trustees of the Diocese of North Carolina executed a 
conveyance in fee simple to the Trustees of the Diocese of East Carolina of 
all property heretofore conveyed to the former within the limits of the 
Diocese of East Carolina. 

A. A. WATSON, Chairman 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., presented and read a petition from 
Aurora Mission asking to be admitted into the Council, Re- 
ferred to the Committee on New Parishes. 

Maj. John Hughes for the Committee on the Mary Ruffiu 
Smith legacy and the Scholarship in the General Theological 
Seminary made a verbal report. On motion, the same Com- 
mittee was continued. 

On motion, the Council went into the election of the Stand- 
ing Committee, and the following were elected : 
The Rev. J. C Huske, D. D., A. J. De Rosset, M. D., 
The Rev. N. C Hughes, D. D., Maj. John Hughes. 
The Rev. R. B. Drane, 

Rev. V. W. Shields moved that the Clergymen present, 
canonically connected with the Diocese, but not entitled to 
vote, be invited to seats in the Council. Carried. 

Rev. J. W. Turner in accordance with the resolution took 
a seat. 



24 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committees Appointed [May. 



On motion of Rev. Dr. Hughes Dr. A. J. De Rosset was 
unanimously elected Treasurer by viva voce vote. 

The Council went into the election of the Executive Mis- 
sionary Committee and the following were elected : 

The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, E. S. Hoyt, 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, George H. Roberts, 

John S. Long. 

The following were elected as the 

STUDENT'S AID COMMITTEE: 

The Rev. Robert Strange, William Calder, 

H. G. Smallbones. 
The following were elected as the 

CHURCH BUILDING COMMITTEE: 
The Rev. R. B. Drane, Wilson G. Lamb. 

The Rev. T. B. Haughton, 

On motion of Col. W. L. De Rosset the following resolu- 
tions were referred to the Committee on Canons : 

Resolved, ist. That Article VIII, Sec. i, of the Constitution be amended 
by inserting after the word Diocese, "a Chancellor who shall be a member 
of the Legal profession " 

Resolved 2nd. That the Committee on Canons prepare for adoption a 
canon to the effect, that the consent of the Vestry shall be necessary to the 
recommendation of the Rector of a person to the Bishop as Lay Reader. 

The Council then adjourned to meet at 10 A. M. to-morrow. 



SECOND DAY. 

Thursday Morning, May 24th. 

Council assembled at 10 A. M. 

The roll was called and the following not present yesterday 
answered to their names : 






PAROCHIAL REPORT. 



c#i,o-*k, CXfL^jJL gotd, 1 8 , to- TKo^j, i<Jt, iS 



S >i 



5' 3 



^0 

> 

o 
o 
X 



P0 

M 
TJ 
O 

■X) 

H 



Chapels and Missions 

Church edifices 

Sittings in ditto 

Free Churches and Chapels 

Churches otherwise supported 

Free Sittings — including free seats in churches 1 

where there is pew rental, 1 

Rectories 

BAPTISMS :— Infants 

Adults 

Total 

Confirmations 

Present number of confirmed persons 

Number of families 

Whole Number of souls 

COMMUNICANTS— Added : by transfer 

by admission 

Whole number added 

Lost: By transfer.. 

By deatli 

By Withdrawal 

By suspension 

Whole number lost 

Present Number 



Marriages 

Burials 

Public Services on Sundays 

! " " " " Other days 

Holy Communion — Celebrations in public 

" " private 

Sunday Schools — Number of 

Officers and teachers— Males Females Total, 

Scholars — Males , Females Total, 

Parish Schools — Number of. 

Teachers — Males Females , Total, 

Other officers 

Scholars — Males , Females , Total, 

OTHER PAROCHIAL INSTITUTIONS: 



C0ISTRIBVTI01«*S. 

PAROCHIAL— Communion Alms 

Missions 

Charities 

Rector's Salary 

Current Expenses 

Miscellaneous : 

Total 

DIOCESAN— Current Episcopal and Contingent Fund 

Current Missionary Fund : 

Relief Fund, 

Student's Aid Fund 

Church Building Fund, 

Other Objects : 

Total 

WITHOUT THE DIOCESE— Foreign Mission, 

Domestic Missions, 

Indian Missions 

Missions to Colored Peopl 
Education for the Ministry 



! 



Aged and Infirmed Clergy, and Widows and Orphans of Clergymen, 

Theological Department University of the South 

Miscellaneous : 



PAROCHIAL PROPERTY. 



Total 

Estimated value of Church 

" Chapel 

" " Rectory 

" " other Church property 

Total 

Am ount and nature of incumbrance on Church property.. 



Amount and nature of other indebtedness.. 



Total indebtedness.. 
REMARKS. 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 25 



1888. 1 Form of Parochial Keport. 

The Rev. C. L. Arnold and the Rev. Israel Harding, 
Messrs. Du Brutz Cutlar, W. G. Hubbard, W. P. Elliott, C. 
E. Palmer, George H. Williams and F. P. Williston. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read and approved. 

The Bishop read his address (See Appendix A) which on 
motion was referred to the Committee on the State of the 
Church. 

On motion of Dr. A. J. De Rosset, that portion of the 

} si 1 's address relative to the death of Rev. H. G. Hilton 

n .s refered to a committee of three to report to this Council. 

T'je Bishop appointed as said committee the Rev. N. C. 
H, ghes, D. D., Rev. N. E. Price, Dr. A. J. De Rosset. 

1 motion of the Rev. R. B. Drane that portion of the 

ishop's address relative to the death of Col. D. K. McRae 

wa r erred to a committee of three to report at this Council. 

1 Bishop appointed as such committee the Rev. R. B. 
Drane, H. R. Bryan, John Hughes. 

Rev. V. W. Shields of the Committee on Canons presented 
form of Parochial Report which was accepted, and the fol- 
>wing resolution by Dr. Huske was by unanimous consent 
adopted : 

Resolved, That Canon XVII, be amended by substituting for the form of 
Parochial Report therein contained the form of Parochial Report submitted 
by the Committee on Canons to this Council 

[See Inserted Form. ] 



26 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



New Parishes- The American Church Building Fund Commission [May, 



On motion the Council took a recess until 4 F. M. 
Morning Prayer was said and the Bishop delivered a Pas- 
toral Letter. — See Appendix A. II. 



Thursday Afternoon, 4 P. M. 

The Council re-assembled. 

The Rev. Luther Eborn read the report of the Commitcee 
on New Parishes and the appended resolution was adopted. 

The Committee on New Parishes respectfully report that the 
application of the Chapel of the Cross, Aurora, Beaufort 
County, to be admitted into union with the Council, has been 
duly presented in accordance with the requirements of Canon 
XI relating to its case, and therefore your Committee offer the 
following : 

Resolved, That the said Parish be admitted into union with the Council. 

LUTHER EBORN, 
D. C. WINSTON, 
B R. HUSKE. 

THE AMERICAN CHURCH BUILDING FUND COMMISSION. 
[This report was not read before the Council ; but is in- 
serted here as information.] 

To the Rt Reverend, the Bishop of East Carolina: 

This interest may seem so clos?ly akin to that of the Diocesan Church 
Building Fund that, in the present apathy for the latter, which is directly 
our home work, it may seem useless to plead for the former which is of the 
General Church. 

But 1st. This is an enterprise begun and commended to us by the highest 
Council of the Church. 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 2/ 



1888.] Report of Committee on Unfinished Business, 



2nd. Its partial success has abundantly justified its plan. Nothing ha.s 
happened to discredit its appeal to every Churchman who wishes to see the 
Church lengthening her cords and strengthening her stakes, throughout the 
land. It has helped East Carolina. 

3rd. It is idle and vicious to leave such work for "the wealthy." If there 
were a large response to the advice of the General Convention that one an- 
nual offering be made, through which every one of us gave but a mite, how 
quickly would the million dollars be raised ! This is practicable. 

The special Secretary, L. Bradford Prince, recently communicated the fol- 
lowing contributions from this Diocese for the Conciliar year : 

Beaufort County Zion ; $ 1 00 

Bertie County, Woodville, Grace 1 00 

Makelyville, St. John's, Mrs. M. Makely 5 00 

Edenton, St. Paul's 11 28 

Beaufort, St. Paul's 5 00 

Beaufort County, St, James' 90 

Bath, St. Thomas' 60 

$24 78 
Francis A. Boyle., Diocesan Commissioner has lately removed from this 
Diocese. 

ROBERT B. DRANE, Diocesan Commissioner. 
May 18th, 1888. 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., presented and read the report 
of the Committee on Unfinished Business. 

The Committee on Unfinished Business beg leave to report that they find 
nothing on the pages of the last Journal requiring the action of the Council. 

N. C. HUGHES. JR., Chairman. 

On motion of Dr. A. J. De Rosset the Secretary was directed 
to send fraternal greeting to the Convention of North Carolina 
assembled at Salisbury. 

On motion the Council went into the election of Deputies 
to the General Convention. The following Primary Deputies 



28 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee on State of the Church. [May. 



were elected : 

The Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., A. J. De Rosset, M. D., 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., Maj. John Hughes, 

The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, W. G. Lamb, 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, Col. J. W. Atkinson. 

The Bishop announced the appointment of Mrs. Jane G. 
Hughes as the Secretary of the Diocesan Branch of the 
Woman's Auxiliary. 

The following alternate Lay Deputies were elected : 

H. R. Bryan, E. S. Hoyt, 

J. C. MacRae, S. J. Hinsdale. 

Rev. V. W. Shields moved that the Secretary be instructed 
to print on a separate sheet of the Journal alterations in the 
Constitutions and Canons. Carried. 

On motion the Bishop's Pastoral Letter was referred to the 
Committee on the State of the Church- 
Rev. V. W. Shields moved that a committee of five be ap- 
pointed to consider the proposed changes in the Prayer Book 
and report to the next Diocesan Council, with power to draw 
up a memorial to the General Convention thereon. Carried. 

Mr. Wilson G. Lamb, presented and read the following re- 
port from the Committee on the State of the Church and the 
appended resolution was adopted : 

The Committee on the State of the Church herewith submit an abstract 
compiled from the Parochial reports, and those of the Mission Stations 
which furnishes a satisfactory and encouraging view of the spiritual and 
material condition of the Diocese. It indicates faithful and earnest labor 
on the part of the Clergy and an increased cooperation on the part of the 
Laity in all departments of Church activity, excepting in the support afforded 
to Diocesan Missions Next to a strict adherence to the doctrine, discipline 



"FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 



1888] Memorial from the Convocation of Edenton. 

■ aid worship of the Church the liberal maintenance of" our devoted and self 
sacrificing Diocesan Missionaries should be the prime consideration with all 
:the communicants who really believe in the Divine Mission of the Church. 
The Committee would therefore re-insist on a strict adherence on the part 
of Rectors of Parishes in regard to the canonically required collections in 
behalf of Diocesan Missions, and would earnestly press upon them the duty 
►of encouraging the Laity to devise liberal things in this respect. The ne- 
cessity and obligation are apparent to both alike. May- the Great Head of 
the Church give His people grace to prove their sincerity by much larger 
•contributions in the future. 

Your Committee has studiously avoided entering into further details as the 
abstract, which forms the main body of this report, furnishes all the infor- 
mation of which we have cognizance in regard to the Diocese. 

In regard to the Bishop's Pastoral Letter delivered this day at morning 
prayer, and submitted by the Council to this Committee, we would sav: 
Freely recognizing the right of the Bishop to deliver such a charge; appre- 
ciating the aptness of such a deliverance and unanimously endorsing the 
sentiments of the same, respectfully submit the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Bishop's Pastoral Letter delivered this day be published 
as an appendix to the Journal of the Council and that 500 extra copies be 
bound in pamphlet form for distribution underthe direction of the Secretary. 

J. CARMICHAEL, 
ISRAEL HARDING, 
T. B. HAUGHTON, 
W. L. DE ROSSET, 
WILSON G LAMB. 

The Rev. Dr. Hughes presented and read the following 
inemorial from the Convocation of Edenton which was referred 
to the Committee on Canons. 

The Convocation of Edenton at its recent session held in St. Paul's Church, 
Edenton, adopted the following memorial to which they respectfully ask the 
attention of the Council of East Carolina : 

During the past year the attention of this Convocation has been called to 
the urgent need of a more adequate provision, than is at present made, for 
the relief of disabled Clergymen and the families of deceased Clergymen. 
At present the only contributions to those objects are the annual collections 



JO DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee on State of the Church. [May, 



from the Parishes, for the Relief Fund, the proceedsof a small permanent 
Clergy Relief Fund, and the proceeds of the Fund for the Education of 
Children of deceased Clergymen. The contributions to the Relief Fund 
average less than $100 per annum. The proceeds from the Education Fund 
are inconsiderable also. It must necessarily happen in the ordinary Provi- 
dence of God, that sickness or other like cause will render Clergymen unable 
to minister to their Parishes. In general the Clergy are almost entirely de- 
pendent upon their salaries for the maintenance of their families and them- 
selves. And those salaries are almost universally so small as not to admit of 
la}dng by a fund for a day of necessity. In case of disability therefore, they 
are compelled to maintain their positions as Rectors of Parishes, which they 
cannot serve, to the great detriment of their Parishes, or else, to resign with 
the prospect before them of extreme poverty and severe suffering. And 
should they be removed by death, how sad must be the destitution of their 
loved ones, and how humiliating their dependence upon kindred and friends 
for the necessaries of life; especially if their bereaved families consist of a 
wife, and young children. The gift by the Diocese of fioo per annum is a 
most meagre and totally inadequate provision for the necessities of her dis- 
abled Clergy, and of the bereaved families of the Clergy. How unlike is Her 
action to that of the State, which salaries its retired army and naval officers 
when too old to serve, conferring pensions upon all her soldiers who are dis- 
abled and even pensioning their families after their decease ! Whilst Free 
Masons and Odd Fellows, and other human Societies combine to make pro- 
vision, each for the necessities of its own members, in case of casualty or 
death. A portion of the Clergy have combined to obviate the difficulties of 
their position by the establishment of a mutual insurance league. But while 
this may benefit the wealthier Clergy who least require aid, it leaves the 
poorer class, who especially need assistance, wholly unprovided for. The 
underlying principle of all insurance leagues and human mutual aid Socie- 
ties is that of giving to those from whom they expect to receive. But our 
Divine Master teaches us to give to those who need, even if we receive 
nothing again 

It has appeared, to the Clerical members of our Convocation, proper to con- 
tribute, severally, to the Clergy Relief Fund of this Diocese the one tenth of a 
tithe of our annual income. 

We earnestly invite all the Clergy of this Diocese to unite with us in this 
action. (And we are gratified to be enabled to say that the Bishop has ex- 
pressed his approbation and purpose to cooperate in the measure.) We 
affectionately appeal to the Laity of the Diocese to follow the example of 



•FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL- 31 



1888] Alternate Clerical Deputies and Trustees Elected. 



the Clergy in making much larger contributions to this fund than hitherto. 
We also ask all to consider whether it is not very desirable greatly to in* 
crease the permanent Clergy Relief Futd, by special donation, and in par- 
ticular, whether it is not an object well worthy of a practical remembrance 
in making the last Will and Testament. 

It also seems proper to our body, in order to stimulate active exertion for 
the increase of this Fund and to aid the Bishop in the discharge of his 
present canonical obligations with reference to it. that an amendment should 
be made to Sec. 2nd, Canon XXI., and therefore propose for your action the 
following resolution : 

Resolved, That the following proviso be inserted in Canon XXI iminedi- 
diately following Sec. 2nd: — Provided that no partof the Clergy Relief Fund 
shall be applied to the benefit of any disabled Clergyman, or to the family 
of any deceased Clergyman who had not been canonically resident in the 
Diocese, and regularly engaged in its Ministerial work for at least three 
years prior to such disability or decease. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Chairman, 

Referred to the Committee on Canons. 

The following Alternate Clerical Deputies to the General 
Convention were elected : 

The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D., The Rev. R. B. Drane, 
The Rev. Israel Harding, The Rev. J. M. Hillyar. 

On motion the Council went into the election of the Trus- 
tees of the University of the South and the following were 
elected : 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, W. B. Shepard, 

Major Graham Daves. 

On motion the Trustees of the Diocese were elected as 
follows : 

Col. J. W. Atkinson, Hon. Geo. Davis. 



J2" DIOCESE" OF" EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee on Canons. [May., 



Dr. De Rosset offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That thi& Council hold its next session in St. James' Parish.. 
Wilmington. 

The resolution was adopted.. 

On motion, G. O. Gaylord was excused from further atten- 
dance on the Council. 

The Council then adjourned to meet at 9:30 A. M.. to-- 
morrow. 



THIRD DAY. 

Friday Morning, May 25th, 9:30 A. M. 

The Council was called to order by the Bishop. 

On motion the roll call was dispensed with. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read and approved. 

Dr. A. J. De Rosset moved that the time appointed for the 
next meeting of the Council be the fourth Wednesday in May, 
1889. Carried. 

Rev. Dr. Huske made for the Committee on Canons the 
following report : 

Report of the Committee on Canons : 
I 
The Committee on Canons respectfully report the various matters referred 

to them by the Council and their action thereon. 

1st, A resolution of Rev. Mr. Shields referred to them at the last Council. 

"That an offering for the Theological Department of the University of 
the South be made one of canonical requirement."' 

2ndly. Two resolutions of Col. W. L. De Rosset, viz : 

:st. That Article VIII., Sec. 1, of the Constitution be amended by inserting 
after Diocese, "A chancellor who shall be a member of the Legal profession," 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 33 

1888] Report of Committee on Canons 

2nd. A resolution proposing the adoption of a canon, to the effect, that the 
consent of the Vestry shall be necessary to the recommendation of the 
Rector of a person to the Bishop as Lay Reader. 

And 3dly. The Memorial of the Convocation of Edenton with resolution 
appended, proposing the insertion of a proviso in Canon XXI. "that no part 
of the Relief Fund be applied to the benefit of any disabled Clergyman or 
the family of any deceased Clergyman who had not beer canonically resi- 
dent in the Diocese and regularly engaged in its Ministerial work at least 
three years prior to such disability or decease." 

In regard to the resolution of Rev. Mr. Shields the Committee have not 
been able to agree to recommend and provide for an annual collection in 
behalf of the Theological Department of the University of the South, but 
recognizing the importance of the subject and the obligation of the Diocese 
in the premises, they resolved to hold the matter under advisement and re- 
port hereafter 

The Committee recommend the change in Art. VIII., Sec. 1, of the Con- 
stitution proposed in the first resolution of Col. De Rosset, 

They report adversely on the second resolution proposing a canon relating 
to the subject of Lay Readers. They do not think there is any need of leg- 
islation on that subject, and that when needed it should take its rise in the 
General Convention and not in a Diocesan Council. 

In regard to the resolution appended to the Memorial of the Edenton 
Convocation, the Committee do not see any sufficient reason for the limita- 
tion of the benefit of that Fund as proposed, and therefore report adversely 
upon it. 

In order to carry into effect the proposed change in Art. VIII. of the Con- 
stitution, the Committee propose to the Council the adoption of the follow- 
ing resolution : 

Resolved, That the words "a chancellor who shall be a member of the 
Legal profession" be inserted in Art. VIII. , Sec 1, of the Constitution after 
the word "Diocese" in the second line of said section. 

J. C. HUSKE, Chairman. 

The Bishop ruled that the Council was not competent to 
propose the alteration advised by the resolution without a 
concurrent majority of all the Clergy and Parishes who have 



34 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee on Finance- [May, 



been represented in this Council. 

On motion the resolution was made the special order for 
1 1:30 A. M. 

Maj. Hughes appealed from the ruling of the Chair as to 
the majority required. 

The Council sustained the appeal. 

Rev. Dr. Hughes offered the following resolutior 

Resolved, That the following proviso be inserted in Canon XXI. immedi- 
ately following Sec. 2nd. Provided that no part of the Clergy Relief Fund 
shall be applied to the benefit of any disabled Clergyman, or to the famity of 
any deceased clergyman, who had not been canonically resident in the Dio- 
cese, and regularly engaged in its Ministerial work for at least three years 
prior to such disability or decease. 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., offered the following as a substitute: 

That no part of this Fund be applied to the benefit of any disabled Cler- 
gyman or to the family of any deceased clergyman who was not regularly 
engaged in its Ministerial work at the time of such disability or decease. 

On motion the whole subject was recommitted to the Com- 
mittee on Canons to be reported to the next meeting of the 
Council. 

Rev. Dr. Hughes presented and read the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 
Report of the Committee on Finance : 

The Finance Committee respectfully report that the condition of the 
Finances of the Diocese is in some respects favorable, in others unfavorable. 
It is a gratifying fact that the Parishes recognize their obligation to pay the 
amounts assessed upon them for the Current Episcopal and Contingent Fund 
and have generally done so in full. In a number of instances they have 
also made partial payments upon their arrears. Still the income derived 
from the Current and Permanent Episcopal Funds combined have not suf- 
ficed to meet the current expenses of the Diocese ; and were it not for the 
funds derived from the per capita assessment upon the communicants, 
another draft upon the Permanent Episcopal Fund would have been 
necessary. As it is, the receipts from April 30th, 1887, to May 1st, r888, have 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 35 



1888.1 Report of Committee on Finance. 



exceeded the expenses up to that time by above $220. Nothing however 
has been returned to the Permanent Episcopal Fund of the $368.77 trans- 
ferred (by order of the last Council) from the Fund to the Current Episcopal 
and Contingent Fund. In order that the Diocesan expenses may be met and 
the Bishop's salary paid as they become due, it is imperatively necessary 
that the Parishes should pay their assessments quarterly es the law requires, 
and also that the per capita assessment upon communicants should continue. 

It is also a gratifying circumstance that the contributions, to the Relief 
Fund have been largely in excess of any previous year. Still we are in a 
constant state of liability to demands upon this Fund which it is altogether 
inadequate to meet; and for which much larger contributions are needed 
than have ever as yet been w.ade. Your Committee note with great regret 
a falling off in the contributions to Diocesan Missions, and to the Students 
Aid, and Church Building Funds. Of the thirty nine Parishes of the Dio 
cese, fourteen had, up to April 1st, contributed nothing to Diocesan Missions, 
twenty seven out of thirty nine contributed nothing to the Students Aid 
Fund, twenty six out of thirty nine contributed nothing to the Church 
Building Fund. Of the twenty six Mission Stations, that at Aurora alone 
has contributed to all of these three Funds. Of the remaining twenty- five, 
only one has contributed aught, and that one to Diocesan Missions only. 
And yet the law of the Church, that law which we are under the most sacred 
obligations to obey, demands "of every Clergyman of the Diocese to call 
on the Parishes and Mission Stations under his charge, for contributions, 
(by collections or otherwise) at least once in every quarter, in aid of the 
current Missionary Fund, and at least once in every year in aid of the Re- 
lief Fund, the, Students Aid Fund, and the Church Building Fund." Is it 
possible that this law has been obeyed, and that fourteen Parishes and 
twenty-four Mission Stations have refused to give so much as one cent in 
response to the call of their Ministers for aid to the Current Missionary 
Fund ? Is it possible that in response to a like call two-thirds of the Parishes 
and all of the Mission Stations have turned a deaf ear to the demands of 
the Students Aid, and the Church Building Fund? With whom then rests 
the fault ? Is it with the congregations, who are so utterly insensible to 
duty ? Or is it with the Clergy who are so strangely inconsiderate of their 
duty to be examples to their flocks of obedience to law ? And yet so urgent 
are the requirements of the Mission, the Educational, and the Church Build- 
ing work of the Church that without the earnest and hearty cooperation of 
both Clergy and Laity, and without greatly increased contributions to all of 
these objects, this Diocese will never enter upon a career of prosperity. For 



36 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Report of Committee 011 Finance. [May, 

indifference to providing the great instrumentalities for effective labor 
evidences a lack of that faith which leads to the consecration of all we are 
and all we have to the service of our Divine Master. But in proportion as 
faith is weak thare will be a withholding of that Divine blessing without 
which all human efforts will be in vain. 

Your Committee recommend that the scale of assessments shall remain 
unchanged; and ask the passage by the Council of the following resolutions: 

Resolved /si, That the arrearage of $45.02 now standing against St. 
Thomas' Church, Bath, be in so far remitted as to reduce it to $ 20. 

Resolved 2nd, That the Treasurer be authorized and directed to return to 
the Permanent Episcopal Fund such part of the $368.77, which was trans- 
ferred from that Fund to the Current Episcopal Fund by order of the Council 
of 1887, as in his judgment ma)' be practicable. 

Resolved 3d, That $350.00 be transferred from the Relief Fund to the 
Clergy Relief Fund. 

Resolved 4th, That in addition to the scale of assessments already estab- 
lished the per capita assessment of 25cts on each communicant, adopted at 
the Council of 1887, be continued. 

Resolutions 1, 2 and 3 were adopted. 

At 11:30 A. M. on motion, the order of the day was sus- 
pended until the consideration of the report of the Finance 
Committee was completed. 

Col. W. L. De Rosset moved that resolution 4 offered by 
the Finance Committee be referred back to that Committee 
with instructions to report a new scale of assessment embrac- 
ing in said scale the 25 cents per capita in addition to the 
established assessment. 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., offered as an amendment : 

That resolution 4 be referred back to Finance Committee with instructions 
to report a new scale of assessment basing the increase at fixed rate per 
cent, on the assessment of the foregoing year 

The Council took a recess until after Divine Service. 

The Council reassembled after Divine Service, the Bishop 
in the Chair. 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 37 



1888] Committee on Changes in Prayer Book. 



The Bishop read the following telegram from the Conven- 
tion of the Diocese of North Carolina. 

Salisbury, N. C, May 25, 1888. 
TheRt. Rev. A. A. Watson, D D. 

The Diocese of North Carolina in Convention assembled with sincere 
thanks send brotherly greeting to their brethren of East Carolina in Council 
at Fayetteville. May the Holy Spirit guide and direct us both in the work 
of the Master. 

GILBERT HIGGS, Secretary. 

Maj. Hughes moved that the pending motion of Coh 
De Rosset with the amendment be laid on the table. 

At the call of St. James' Parish, Wilmington, the vote was 
taken by orders. 

The roll being called it was ascertained that a quorum was 
not present. 

The Council then adjourned until 4 P. M. 



Friday, 4 P. M. 

The Council reassembled, the Bishop in the Chair. 

St. James' Parish withdrew the call for vote by orders. 

The bishop announced the following as the Committee on 
changes in the Prayer Book to report to the next Council : 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, A J. De Rosset, M. D., 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., E. S. Hoyt. 
The Rev. J. M. Hillyar, 

On motion the resolution of Col. De Rosset amended by 
Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., was laid on the table. 



38 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Memorial— Sev. H. G. Hilton. [May- 

Resolution No. 4 as offered by the Finance Committee was 

adopted. 

(Note. — Here the special order, which was set aside far the consideration 
of the Report of the Finance Committee, should have been taken up, but it 
was overlooked, and no action was taken on the Resolution from the Com- 
mittee on Carious ) 

Rev. Dr. Hughes from the Committee appointed to take 
into consideration that portion of the Bishop's address relative 
to the death of Rev. H. G. Hilton reported as follows : . 

Your Committee appointed to propose a suitable tribute to the memory of 
our departed brother, Rev. Horace Gray Hilton, propose for your adoption 
the following resolution : 

Resolved, That in the removal from our midst of the Rev. Horace Gray 
Hilton we recognize the Hand of Him Who doeth all things well ; yet we 
cannot but deeply deplore the loss to ourselves and the Church. A man of 
gifted intellect, he was to some of us a valued friend of many years. He was 
ever pleasant to us. His memory is fragrant. He is embalmed in the 
affections of our hearts. As a member of the Council, he was ever prompt 
in his attendance and took a lively interest in its deliberations and in its 
work In the Convocation to which he belonged, he occupied a prominent 
position, was absent only from necessity, and was ever willing and ready to 
respond to the call of duty. In his Ministry, and as a Pastor, he was earnest, 
laborious and successful in bringing many into the fold. Genial in his 
manners, and warm in his sympathies, he was honored and beloved both 
by his own people and by the communities in which he resided. To his be- 
reaved family we extend our sincerest sympathy and share their grief. We 
set apart a blank leaf of the Journal of this Council for the following state- 
ment : 

The Rev. Horace Gray Hilton of beloved memory was born December 
4th, 1825, in the town of Bath, Beaufort County. North Carolina. His par- 
ents were Miller and Ann Hilton. Under the ministry of Rev. W. G. 
Snowden he was baptized at the age of 18, and was confirmed in the follow- 
ing spring. He was ordained Deacon, March 24th, 1867, in Trinity Church, 
Beaufort County, by the Rt. Rev. Thomas Atkinson. By the same revered 
Prelate, he was ordained Priest, June 18th, 1871, in the Chapel of Christ 
Church, Newbern. During the course of his Ministry, he served the Parishes 
of vSt. Thomas', Bath, Zion and St. James' Churches, Beaufort County, St, 



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George's, Hyde County, St. John's. Durham's Creek, Grace Church, Ply 
mouth, St. Luke's, Washington County, St. David's, Scuppernon^. Trinity 
Church, Scotland Neck, St. Martin's Hamilton, Holy Innocents, Avoca, 
and St. Thomas', Windsor. 

He died at his home in Plymouth, of Bright's Disease, on Monday morn- 
ing, November 21st, 1887, during a visitation of his Parish, by theRt. Rev. 

A. A. Watson ; and was buried by that Bishop, assisted by Rev. Messrs. T. 

B. Haughton and N. E. Price on Thursday November 24th, Thanksgiving 
Day, in the Grave Yard of Grace Church, Plymouth 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, Chairman 

The resolution was adopted. 

Maj. Hughes on the part of the Committee appointed on 
that portion of the Bishop's address referring to the death of 
Col. Duncan K. McRae presented the following report and 
the appended recommendation was adopted : 

The Committee to whom was referred that, portion of the Bishop's address 
relating to the death of the lamented Duncan K. McRae respectfully report 
that it is eminently proper that this Council should take action thereon, and 
it would seem tu be especially fitting that it be done in this city of Fayette- 
ville, which is the place of his birth. We feel however that it is not in our 
power to improve upon the just tribute to his worth which has been so well 
expressed by the Bishop ; we therefore adopt the same and recommend that 
a separate minute be made as follows : 

That this Council deeply deplores the death of "Hon. Duncan K. McRae 
than whom few men more remarkable for mental powers have adorned the 
history of our Diocese and State. 

''As a member of the bar with great powers of memory and comprehen- 
sion and of capacity for subtile analysis and brilliant oratory his higher 
public efforts have rarely been surpassed. " 

The Secretary is instructed to forward copies hereof to the family of the 
deceased with an assurance of our sincere condolence and sympathy. 

R. B. DRANE, 
H. R. BRYAN, 
JOHN HUGHES. 

Maj. Hughes at the request of Rev. V. W. Shields read the 



4-0 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Eeport of Trustees of the University of the South. [May. 



following report from the Trustees of the University of the 

South : 

Report of the Trustees of the University of the South. 

To the Council of the Diocese of East Carolina : 

In obedience to the requirement of Canon IX the undersigned, Trustees of 
the University of the South tender the following report : 

Since the last report the University has suffered the loss of its venerable 
Chancellor, the late Bishop of Mississippi, one of the founders of the Insti- 
tution, who since its inception, has devoted his prayers and labors to its 
succetiS and watched with loving care over its interests. 

Your Trustees are glad to report that in all important respects the Univer- 
sity shows a steady progress. The Academical Department exhibits con- 
tinued improvement and facility for usefulness in all its various spheres of 
work. We feel that it is sufficient to say, in regard to the University, that 
it is steadily rising toward that standard of Education which it is its policy 
to establish aud foster and realizing, in a limited but satisfactory sense, the 
ideal of Christian Culture which it has placed before itself. All this is mani- 
fest in the increasing interest with which its work is regarded in different 
parts of the country. We notice wiih much gratification important endow- 
ments, both to the Library of the University and to its permanent fund, 
which when they are realized will greatly add to the thoroughness of its 
equipments for Academical work. 

But our chief ctre here, is to awaken your interest in the Theological De- 
partment, which is doing its work for the Church in an admirable and com- 
petent way. This Diocese should no longer fail to realize that the mainte- 
nance of this Department is dependent upon the offerings of the Southern 
Dioceses. We accept an assessment of $300 which it asks of us. Only one 
half of that sum went from our Diocese the past year. In order to impress 
on you the necessity of the Department realizing the full amount asked from 
each Diocese we point out the fact that while it designates the modest sum 
of $5, 000,00 annually, for the noble, sacrificing work which the Faculty has 
been doing for the Church, for now thirteen years, only little more than half 
that amount came from all the Dioceses last year. 

Just before the meeting of the Board in July last, the Trustees sent out a 
circular appeal to the Parishes, which however did not materially increase 
the offerings. They also proposed to the last Council to make an offering 
for Sewanee a Canonical one and they hope the Committee on Canons, to 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 41 



1888 ] Report of the Church Building Committee. 

whom the resolution was referred, will report the same favorably to this 
Council. And while they are aware that a Canon which reminds us of our 
duty may not arouse us to its fulfilment, they earnestly urge upon the Clergy 
and Laity, that in the face of the many demands perpetually before us 
nothing is more important than the claims of the character of education 
offered to our young men by the University of the South, founded by the 
Church, and fostered in those pure and catholic principles of learning which 
only can cope with the growing materialism of this age and make easier and 
freer the progress of the Christian Religion. We therefore appeal to the 
Churchmen of the Diocese to acquaint themselves with the history, tradi- 
tions, aims and present character and working of the University, and to use 
their influence to send it patronage from among our boys and young men, 
and offerings from every Parish, and thus manifest a just loyalty and zeal for 
an Institution, unique in its character and history in our land, and commend- 
ed by the whole Church to the fostering love and liberality of her children. 

V. W. SHIELDS, ) 
GRAHAM DAVES, \ Trustees. 
WM. B. SHEPARD. j 
FayetTEVILLE, May 23rd, 1888. 

The Rev. R. B. Drane presented and read the following re- 
port from the Church Building Committee : 
Report of the Church Building Committee. 

The Church Building Committee respectfully report that it has appropriated 
twenty-five dollars to the Chapel of the Cross, Aurora, and twenty-five dol- 
lars to St. Paul's Church, Vanceboro, and this leaves five dollars and 
sixty -five cents, not appropriated, of the amount reported by the Treasurer 
to our credit on May 1st, 1S88. 

Of the total of thirty-nine Parishes and twenty-six Mission Stations which 
appear on the Treasurer's list, eighteen Parishes did not contribute, and 
twenty-five Missions. It may not be the fault of the congregations ; have 
the Clergy complied with the law and given all congregations opportunity 
to make an offering ? 

The Canon directs your Committee to make recommendations for the 
future. It would earnestly advise that the Clergy call particular attention 
to the claims of this Fund. 

A. A. WATSON, 
ROBT. B. DRANE. 
T. B. HAUGHTON. 
WILSON G. LAMB. 



42 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of the Executive Missionary Committee. (May, 



The Rev. N. Harding- read the 
Report of the Executive Missionary Committee. 
To the Council of the Diocese of East Carolina : 

The executive Committee respectfully offer the following report: 

The assets of the Current Missionary Fund for the past fiscal year amount- 
ed to $1,694.29 including the balance of $616.34 brought over from the year 
before 

During the past year the Committee a| propriatcd the sum of $1,000 
which was paid to Clergymen doing Missionary work in the Diocese. 

Although' the balance of ihis Fund, in the Treasurer's hands, is something 
less than last year, the Committee has felt justified in adding to the list of 
appropriations, designating $1,100 to Missionaries for the present year, trust- 
ing that the offerings of the people, for this most important object, will be 
so increased as to make up for the difference in the receipts at present on 
hand in the shape of balance. 

N. HARDING, 
V. W. SHIELDS, 
E. S. HOYT. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson offered the following resolution and 
moved its reference to a special Committee of five to report 
at the next Council . 

Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee of five Laymen to consider 
and report to the next Council upon the expediency of levying upon all the 
Parishes a uniform annual assessment on the basis of $r.oo per each com- 
municant in each Parish, to provide for the Episcopal and contingent ex- 
penses of the Diocese ; fixing the respective amounts in accordance with the 
number of communicants given in the Parochial Reports, or from some other 
source of information, in cases where no reports have been made; and also 
recommencing to Mission Stations to contribute for the same object, on the 
same basis of $1.00 per each communicant in each Mission. 

The resolution was adopted, and the Bishop appointed the 
following Committee : 

Col. J. W. Atkinson, H. G. Smallbones, 



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1888.1 Adjournment- 



Col. W. L. DeRosset, S. J. Hinsdale, 

H. R. Bryan. 

The Rev. Dr. Carmichael offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Council shall cause to be printed, on 
the fly leaf of the next Journal, Canon 20 Title 1 and Canon 12 Sec r of 
Title 2 of the Canons of the general Church. 

Carried. 

Dr. A. J. De Rosset moved that the Treasurer be authorized 
to pay the expenses of those Clergymen, resident in the 
Diocese bnt not entitled to seats, attending the Council. 
Carried. 

On motion, the Secretary was directed to have printed 900 
copies of the Journal of this Council for distribution. 

On motion the Treasurer was directed to pay the expenses 
of Rev. Messrs. I. Harding and C. L. Arnold who were una- 
voidably late in coming to the Council. 

On motion of Rev. J. M. Hillyar a vote of thanks was ex- 
tended to the Rector, Wardens, Vestry and congregation of 
St. John's Parish, and to the citizens of Fayetteville for the 
hospitality shown to this body. 

It was moved that after suitable devotions the Council 
adjourn sine die. 

The Gloria in Excelsis was sung, prayers were offered by 
the Bishop, who pronounced the Benediction, and the Council 
adjourned sine die. 

NATHANIEL HARDING, Secretary. 
N, C. HUGHES, JR., Assistant Secretary. 




The REV. HORACE GRAY HILTON, 

BORN DECEMBER 24TH, 1825. 

Baptized at the age of 18, confirmed the following Spring 

Ordained Deacon March 24th 1867, 

In Trinity Church, Beaufort County. 

Ordained Priest, June 18th, 1871, 

In the Chapel of Christ Church, Newbern. 

He served the Parishes of St. Thomas', Bath, Zion and 
St. James' Churches, Beaufort Co., St. George's, 
Hyde County, St. John's, Durham's Creek, 
Grace Church, Plymouth, St. Luke's, 
Washington County, St. David's, 
Scuppernong, Trinity Church, 
Scotland Neck, St. Mar- 
tin's, Hamilton, 
Holy Innocent's, Avoca, and St. Thomas', Windsor. 

Died in Plymouth, November 21st, 1887. 

Buried November 24th, Thanksgiving Day, in the 

Grave Yard of Grace Church. Plymouth. 



Appendix A. 



EPISCOPAL ADDRESS. 



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1888.1 Bishop's Address. 



Itdpp $ jft&msu 



Dear Brethten of the Clergy and Laity: 

By God's mercy we are spared to meet again in brotherly 
consultation upon the work He has placed in our hands. Let 
us strive to conduct our conference with perpetual reference 
to His Sovereignty and our brotherhood; and may His 
Spirit guide us in all our deliberations. 

A Canon of the General Convention, I, 17, ii. directs — 
That at every annual Diocesan Convention the Bishop shall 
deliver an address, stating: 

1st. The affairs of the Diocese since the last meeting of the 
Convention. 

2nd. The names of the Churches he has visited. 

3rd. The number of persons confirmed. 

j.th. The names of those who have been received as Can- 
didates for orders, 

3th. And of those who have been ordained, suspended er 
degraded. 

6th. The changes by death, removal or otherwise, which 
have taken place among the Clergy. 



48 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Bishop's Address. [May, 



yth. And in all general matters tending to throw light on 
the affairs of the Diocese. Which address shall be inserted 

on the Journal. 

In obedience to this law I make the following report: 

1887. 

May 18. At St. Paul's Church Edenton, I opened the ses- 
sion of the Fourth annual Council of the Diocese with the 
Litany. At a later hour Morning Prayer was said and the 
Holy Communion celebrated, the Rev. W. H. Lewis being 
preacher. In the afternoon, at the same place, a very pleas- 
ant meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary was held when we 
were favored with the presence of its indefatigable and invalua- 
ble General Secretary, Miss Julia Emery. It is difficult for me 
to find words to express our indebtedness to this Society. 1 can- 
not see how, in many cases, our Clergy could have held their 
ground and met their expenses out of their slender incomes 
without the aid which the Woman's Auxiliary has supplied. 
It is time that we, as a Diocese, should recognize more dis- 
tinctly our obligation to share the work as well as the advan- 
tages. Already in several of our Parishes there exist Societies 
or Guilds which contribute to the work in connection with 
the General Society. The time seems to me to have come 
for Diocesan organization. In pursuance of this conviction, I 
propose to appoint a General Secretary whose duty it will be 
to unify and render diocesan the movement so far as we are 
engaged in it, by entering into correspondence with the local 
Secretaries of Societies already existing within the Diocese, 
and where such Societies do not exist, by organizing them, so 
far as may be possible. Mrs. Jane G. Hughes, of Newberne 
has kindly consented to take the duty. Except so far as res- 
olutions of approbation and encouragement go, I do not know 



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that this matter calls for any formal action of the council. 

May rg. — Opened the Council with prayer. At a later hour, 
it being Holy Thursday, conducted Divine Service and cele- 
brated; Rev. R. J. Walker, Preacher. 

May 20, Opened the Council with prayer, and at noon the 
business having- been completed, closed it with suitable devo- 
tions. 

May 22, Sunday ffter Ascension. — Consecrated the Church 
of S. John the Evangelist, Edenton. 

This building, erected for the use of the colored Mission of 
S. John, Evangelist, takes the place of a former one, which, 
just after its erection in 1884, was destroyed by a tornado so 
utterly as to leave scarcely a stick uf its timber available for 
the purpose of restoration. The earlier building was the gift 
of. a liberal Layman of S. Paul's parish. That it has been 
replaced so speedily is due to the persistent efforts of the 
Rector of St. Paul's. When the first building was lost in 1884, 
to obtain another seemed hopeless. In this connection great 
praise must also be given to the members of the Mission for 
the spirit of devotion and self sacrifice which contributed to 
the result. 

On the same occasion I preached, celebrated, confirmed 
four persons and addressed the candidates. 

Same night, at S. Paul's, preached, confirmed five whites 
and addressed the candidates. 

At this time, in compliance with an invitation from the 
Standing Committee of the Diocese of Easton, then without 
a Bishop, I made a visitation of a portion of that Diocese, 
officiating and preaching twenty times, confirming sixty-nine 
persons and making seventeen Confirmation Addresses. My 



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Bishop's Address. [May,. 



reception everywhere was in the highest degree hospitable 
and kind. 

June fj. At S. Ann's Church, in the City of New York, 
at the request of the Bishop of New York, I received a Sister 
into the Sisterhood of the Good Shepherd. 

June ig. At Reading Pennsylvania, by request of the 
Bishop of Central Pennsylvania, I preached at the ordination 
of a Presbyter of that Diocese. 

At this time, I received, by letter dimissory from the Bishop 
of Maryland, into our Diocese, Rev. Thomas Atkinson, a 
grandson of our late beloved Bishop, and transferred to the 
Diocese of North Carolina the Rev. H. S. McDuffey, who had 
labored very faithfully, for several years, in S. Joseph's parish 
Fayetteville. 

About the same time, I gave my consent to the election of 
Right Revd. W. F. Adams, D. D., to the Episcopate of 
Easton. 

June 26. In the morning, officiated and preached at S. 
James' Wilmington. 

In the evening, officiated at S. John's. 

June 29. Took part in the Convocation services at S. Ste- 
phen's, Goldsboro, officiating and celebrating. 

Jtilyj. At S. Paul's, Wilmington, said Morning and 
Evening Prayer, and preached twice. 

July 10. At Wilmington, took part in the Morning Prayer 
at S. James' and in the Evening Prayer at S. John's, con- 
firming at the latter three persons, and addressing the candi- 
dates. 

July 13. Took part in a funeral at S. James' Wilmington. 



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July 17. At S. Paul's Wilmington, said prayer and 
preached, 

July 24.. At Mt. Lebanon Chapel, Wrightsville, officiated 
twice, celebrated and preached. 

July 2 j. At a private house in Wilmington, administered 
to a sick person. 

July ji. At S. Philip^s, Southport, officiated and preached 
twice, celebrated and baptized an infant. 

Aug. 6, Festival oj the Transfiguration — Took part in the 
Morning Service at S. James 1 Wilmington. 

Ang. 7. At S. James' Wilmington, officiated twice and 
celebrated. 

Aug. 14. At S. Paul's, Beaufort, officiated twice for the 
white congregation and once for the colored; catechised, cele- 
brated, preached three times, confirmed five whites and two 
colored persons, and addressed the candidates. 

In the afternoon met the Convocation. 

Thus far the colored congregation at Beaufort have wor- 
shipped under the disadvantage of having no Church build- 
ing of their own. This want however is soon to be met by 
the liberality of a church woman in Brooklyn, New York, 
and the kindness of her executors who have placed in my 
hands a sum sufficient for the erection of a neat and commo- 
dious edifice to be known as S. Clements. The benefit is a 
very great one- — may God reward those who have so kindly 
thought of us in our new and feeble Diocese. 

Aug. 75. Met the Vestry of S. Paul's. 

Aug. 1 j. In S. Thomas' parish, Craven county, laid the 
corner-stone for a new Church, the old one having been de- 
stroyed during the war, addressed the congregation. The same 
day at Christ Church, Newbern, took part in a funeral. 



52 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



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Aug. 21. At S. James 1 , Wilmington, said Morning and 
Evening Prayer, celebrated and preached. 

At this time, I transferred, to the Diocese of Iowa, the 
Rev. R. J. Walker, who had been for some time in charge of 
Christ Church parish, Elizabeth City. 

Sept. /. S. Paul's, Clinton, catechised, said Morning and 
Evening Prayer, celebrated, preached twice, met and ad- 
dressed the communicants and baptized members of the 
Church, met the Vestry and confirmed one white person. 

Sept 5. Same place, said Evening Prayer and preached. 
Sept. 6. At Magnolia, officiated and preached. 

Sept. it. At Bnrgaw, officiated and preached twice, cele- 
brated and catechised the children. 

Sept. 18. At Lake Waccamaw, officiated and preached 
twice, and baptized an infant. 

Sept. ig. At a private house in Bladen county, celebrated. 
Sept. 20. At a school house, in same county, officiated and 
preached. 

Sept. 25. At Wilmington, officiated in the morning at S. 
James' and in the evening at S. Paul's. 

At this time I transferred, by letters dimissory, to the Dio- 
cese of Central New York, Rev. John Scott, who had been 
officiating at S. George's, Hyde county. 

Sept. 30. At a private house, in Wilmington, administered 
to a sick person. ,.,— 

Oct. 2. At St. Martin's, Hamilton, officiated, and preached 
twice, instructed a class on confirmation, met and addressed 
the communicants, catechised, celebrated and met the Vestry. 

Oct. j. At Bethel, officiated and preached at night. 



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Oct. /. Ill the morning, at a private house in the same 
place, celebrated. 

Oct. j. In the Church of the Advent, Williamston, offici- 
ated and preached twice, catechised, celebrated and met the 
Vestry. 

Oct. y. At S. Thomas', Windsor, officiated and preached 
twice, gave an instruction on confirmation, met and addressed 
the communicants, catechised, celebrated, baptized one infant 
and one adult, confirmed one person, addressed the candidate 
and met the Vestry. 

Oct. g. At Grace Church, Woodville, officiated and preach- 
ed twice, made one confirmation and one other address, cate- 
chised, confirmed one person, celebrated and met the Vestry. 

Oct. 10. At S. Mark's, R.oxobel, officiated, preached and 
celebrated. 

Oct. 12. At Edenton, met the Vestry of S. Paul's. 

At a later hour officiated and preached at S. John Evange- 
list for the colored congregation, and met the officers of the 
Mission. 

Oct. fj. At S. Paul's, Edenton, officiated at Evening Prayer, 
preached and addressed the congregation, on the wants of the 
Diocese. 

Oct. if. In the morning, officiated at S. Paul's, Edenton, 
and preached. 

In the afternoon officiated and preached at Rockahock 
School House. 

At night officiated, preached, and confirmed one person at 
Coleraine, and addressed the candidate. 

Oct. 16. At Holy Trinity, Hertford, officiated and preached 
twice, met and addressed the communicants, catechised the . 
children, and baptized one infant. 



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The same day, at a private house baptized one infant. 
Oct. 18 At Currituck Court House, officiated preached and 
baptized an infant. 

Oct. ig. At Woodville, Perquimans county, officiated and 
preached. 

Oct. 20. At S. Joseph's, Camden Court House, officiated 
and preached. 

Oct. 21. At S. John's, South Mills, officiated, preached 
and celebrated. 

In the evening, met the Vestry of Christ Church, Elizabeth 
City. 

Oct. 22. At S- John's, Newbegun, officiated, preached and 
celebrated. 

Oct. 23. At Christ Church, Elizabeth City, officiated and 
preached twice, gave an instruction on Confirmation, met and 
addressed the communicants, catechised, and celebrated. At 
night, met the colored members of the Church with reference 
to a Church building of their own and separate services. The 
former Rector, Rev. R. J. Walker, initiated a movement in 
this direction, which I am glad to find followed up by the 
present Rector, Rev. H. A. Skinner. 

During the last week in October, I attended, in Philadel- 
phia, the annual meeting of the Missionary Council of the 
Church. It will be remembered that the last General Con- 
vention, held at Chicago in 1886, amended the Missionary- 
Canon so as to provide, among other things, for an annual 
Council, to be composed of all the Bishops of the Church to- 
gether with an equal number of laymen to take action in re- 
gard to the Missionary work of the Church. The meeting at 
Philadelphia, which continued for two days, was one of very 
great interest and gave to the various departments of Church 



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work a valuable impulse. A council of the House of Bishops 
followed the adjournment of the Missionary Council, at which 
several Missionary Bishops were elected and other matters of 
importance considered. 

Nov. 1. Took part in the matriculation services of the 
General Theological Seminary in New York. 

Nov. 6. At St. James', in Brooklyn, officiated preached 
and celebrated. 

Nov. 10. At S- Peter's, Gates county, N. C, officiated, 
preached, celebrated, confirmed one person and addressed the 
candidate. 

Nov. 11. At S. Mary's, Gatesville, officiated and preached 
twice, celebrated, met and addressed the communicants, con- 
firmed one person and addressed the candidate. 

Nov. 1 j- At S. Barnabas', Murfreesboro, officiated and 
preached twice, celebrated, met and addressed the communi- 
cants. 

Nov. 14.. At S. John's, Winton, officiated, preached, con- 
firmed two persons and addressed the candidates. 

Nov. 15. At the same place, officiated, preached and cele- 
brated. At night, at a private house, baptized and confirmed 
a colored woman. 

Nov. 17. At Holy Innocents, Avoca, officiated and preached 
celebrated, baptized an infant, and made an address on Infant 
Baptism. 

Nov. 20. At S. Luke's, Washington county, officiated, 
preached, celebrated, made an address on confirmation, con- 
firmed three persons and addressed the candidates. After 
service, met the Vestry. 

In the evening, at Grace Church, Plymouth, catechised, 



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officiated, preached, made an address on confirmation, con- 
firmed two persons and addressed the candidates. After service 
met the Vestry. 

At this time, it pleased God to remove from us our dear 
Brother, Rev. Horace Gray Hilton, who died at Plymouth on 
the morning- of November 21st. Mr. Hilton was a native of 
North Carolina, born in Bath, Beaufort county, December 
4th, 1825, of Mellen and Ann Hilton. He was under the 
ministry of Rev. W. E. Snowden, brought to baptism at the 
age of eighteen, and the next Spring confirmed. He was or- 
dained Deacon March 24th, 1867, and Priest June 18th, 1871. 
In the course of his ministry he served the parishes of S. 
Thomas', Bath, and Zion Church and S. James', Beaufort 
county, S. George's, Hyde county, S. John's, Durham Creek, 
Grace Church, Plymouth, S. Luke's, Washington county 
and S. David's, Scuppernong. In 1875 he removed to Scot- 
land Neck, with charge also of S. Martin's, Hamilton. In 
1885 he was transferred to the Diocese of East Carolina, mak- 
ing his home at Plymouth , where he died. His ministry was 
one of great fidelity, acceptance and success until prostrated 
by disease which terminated his life. God grant us many 
such laborers. 

Nov. 22. At S. Andrew's, Columbia, officiated and 
preached. 

Nov. 23 At S. David's, Scuppernong, officiated, preached, 
celebrated, made an address on confirmation, confirmed eight 
persons and addressed the candidates. 

Nov. 2^, Thanksgiving Day. Assisted by Rev. Messrs. T. 
B. Haughton and N. E. Price, committed to the Earth what 
was mortal of our brother Rev. H. G. Hilton, in the Grave 
Yard of Grace Church, Plymouth. 



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Same day, at Grace Church, kept the National Thanks- 
giving, officiating, preaching and celebrating. 

Nov. 27. At St. James', Wilmington, officiated at Morn- 
ing and Evening Prayer, and celebrated. 

Nov. 2Q. Took part in a funeral in S. James' parish, Wil- 
mington. 

Nov. ?o. Took part in a funeral, in the same parish. 

At this time I received into the Diocese by letter dimissory 
from the Bishop of Chicago, the Rev. C. T. Arnold, who has 
taken charge of S. Paul's parish, left vacant by the removal of 
Rev. T. M. Ambler. This parish has at considerable expense 
greatly enlarged and improved its Church building. It is 
now an edifice of great external attraction and with largelv 
increased provision for the due and dignified worship of the 
Almighty. The Rector, Rev. C. T. Arnold, has been very 
successful in increasing the membership and in infusing new 
life into the congregation. 

Dec. 4. In the morning at S. Paul's, Wilmington, offici- 
ated, preached and celebrated. 

At night, atS. Mark's, officiated, preached, confirmed three 
colored persons and addressed the candidates. After service 
met the Vestry. 

Dec. 8. At a private house, in Wilmington, administered 
to a sick person. 

Dec. p. Assisted by the Rev. E. O. Flagg, at the time in 
charge of S. James' parish, Wilmington, and the other paro- 
chial Clergy, committed to the tomb prepared for her, by the 
side of her husband, beneath the Chancel of S. James', the 
remains of Mrs. Josepha G. Atkinson, widow of the late Bishop 
Atkinson. The day was stormy, but a large and sympathetic 



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Congregation attested the place which the deceased held in 
the hearts of the Citizens of Wilmington. 

Same day gave my consent to the consecration of the Rev. 
Abiel Leonard, D. D., as Missionary Bishop of Nevada and 
Utah, and of the Rev. Jas. S. Johnston, D. D., as Missionary 
Bishop of Western Texas. 

Dec. ii. At Zion Church, Beaufort county, officiated at 
Morning Prayer, preached, celebrated, confirmed three per- 
sons, addressed the candidates, and met the Vestry ; made an 
address also on confirmation. 

At night, at S. Thomas', Bath, officiated and preached. 

Dec. 12. At S. Thomas', Bath, officiated, preached, cele- 
brated, confirmed five persons, and addressed the candidates. 
After service met the Vestry. 

Dec. ij. At Yeatsville, officiated and preached. 
Dec. 14. At St. James' Church, Beaufort county, officiated, 
preached, celebrated, and after service met the Vestry. 

At night, at Pantego, officiated and preached. 

Dec. 75. In S. John Evangelist, Makeleyville, officiated, 
preached and celebrated. 

Dec 16. In the Court House, at Swan Quarter, officiated 
and preached. 

Dec. 17. In a private house, at Swan Quarter, met the 
communicants and celebrated. 

Dec. 18. In S. George's, Lake Landing, Hyde county, 
officiated, preached, celebrated, and after service met the 
Vestry This parish continues vacant, the Rev. John Scott, 
its late Rector, having been transferred in September to the 
Diocese of Central New York. For this parish the late Dr. 
Milton Selby provided by his will a Globe of one hundred 
acres of rich Hyde county land. This provision, together 
with a commodious Rectory in good condition, might be made, 



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with proper co-operation on the part of the parish, to go far 
towards securing the services of a Rector, and then securing 
the Rector's comfort. An endowment, which does not operate 
to diminish the contributions of a Christian Congregation, 
but is accepted as an addition to its power, is a blessing ; but, 
an endowment which becomes an excuse for neglecting or 
diminishing the tribute due to God, is a curse to any parish. 
The remedy, however, in such case is in the hands of its 
members. 

Dec. ig. At Fairfield, Hyde county, in the Town-hall, 
officiated and preached. 

After the service, at a private house, celebrated and admin- 
isteted to the communicants of the congregation. 

Dec 24. At Vanceboro, officiated, preached, celebrated, 
and baptized an adult. After service, met the Vestry. 

At the same place, in the afternoon at a private house, bap- 
tized an adult and confirmed two persons. 

Dec. 25. In Trinity Chapel, Chocowinity, officiated, 
preached, celebrated, and confirmed one person, addressing 
the candidate, and after service met the Vestry. 

At night, in the School room, officiated and preached. 

I am glad to find the School in this parish conducted bv 
Rev. Dr. Hughes and Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., advancing in 
numbers and prosperity. While maintaining its standard of 
scholarship, its moral influence upon those connected with it 
is most excellent. That so many of the students are commu- 
nicants and that of these so many contemplate the ministry 
as their sphere in life while the whole management is so bright 
and cheerful speaks volumes in its favor. 

Dec. 27. In the new Church, at Aurora, catechised, offici- 
ated, preached, confirmed three persons, and addressed the 



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candidates. The pleasure of the services is greatly enhanced 
at this place by the erection of the new Church. The build- 
ing is not yet complete but is being gradually advanced to- 
ward completion by the constant efforts of the members of 
the Parish. 

Dec. 28. At Bayboro, officiated, preached and celebrated. 

Dec. 29. At a private house in Beaufort county, cele- 
brated, administering to a sick person. 

Same day, at a later hour, in S. John's, Durham Creek, 
met the Vestry, officiated, preached and celebrated. 

Dec. jo. At Haw Branch, officiated, preached and cele- 
brated. 



i< 

Jan. 1. In S. Paul's, Greenville, catechised, officiated, 
and preached twice, celebrated, baptized an adult, confirmed 
one person, and addressed the candidate. Met the Vestry. 

Jan. /. In S. Peter's, Washington, officiated, and preached 
twice, celebrated, confirmed four persons and addressed the 
candidates. 

Jan. 5. In Trinity parish, Chocowinity, officiated, preached, 
confirmed two persons and addressed the candidates. 
Jan. 6. At Jamesville, officiated, preached and celebrated. 

Jan. 8. At S. James', Wilmington, took part in the ser- 
vice at Morning and Evening Prayer. At this time I re- 
ceived by letter dimissory from the Diocese of North Carolina, 
the Rev. Robert Strange, who has taken charge of S. James' 
parish, in the city of Wilmington, where he is doing most 
excellent work. 

Jan. 15. In S. John's, Fayetteville, at Morning Prayer, 
officiated, preached, celebrated, confirmed thirteen persons 
and addressed the candidates. 



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In the afternoon, I catechised the children, both at S. John's 
and S. Joseph's. 

At night, at S. Joseph's, (colored) officiated, preached, con- 
firmed eight persons of color, and addressed the candidates. 
After service, met the Vestry. 

Jan. 16. At a private house, confirmed a sick person. 
In the afternoon, met the Vestry of S. John's. 
Jan. i j. In a Hall, at Maxton, officiated and preached. 

Jan. 18. At a private residence in the same place, met the 
communicants, baptized two infants, preached and adminis- 
tered the Communion. 

The same day, in the afternoon, at a private house, bap- 
tized an infant. 

Jan. 20. Met the Vestry of S.- Joseph's parish, Fayette- 
ville. 

Jan. 22. In Christ Church, Rockfish, officiated, preached 
and celebrated. 

Same day, at night, in S. John's, Favetteville, officiated 
and preached. 

Jan. 24.. At Grace Church, Weldon, conducted a funeral. 

Jan. 29. At S. John's, Wilmington, officiated and preached. 

Same day, in the afternoon, officiated at S. James. 

Feb. 2. At S. James', Wilmington, took part in a funeral. 
At a later hour, officiated at Morning Prayer. 

Feb. 5. At S. James', Wilmington, officiated twice and 
celebrated. 

Feb: 10. At S. James', Wilmington, took part in a funeral. 

Same day at a private house, administered the Communion 
to a sick person. 



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Feb. 12. At S. John's, Wilmington, officiated and preached. 

Feb. ijf.. At S James', Wilmington, took part in a funeral. 

Feb. /j, Ash Wednesday. At S. James', Wilmington,, 
officiated twice and preached. 

Feb. 16. Same place, officiated. 

Feb. iy. Same place, officiated and preached. 

Feb. 18. Same place, officiated. 

Feb. ig. Same place, officiated twice, preached and cele- 
brated. 

Feb. 22. At S. John's, Wilmington, took part in Evening 
Prayer. 

Feb. 23. At S. Mark's, Wilmington, took part in Evening 
Prayer and spoke. 

Feb. 26. In the morning, atS. Paul's, Wilmington, offici- 
ated and preached. 

Same day, at night, at S. James' Home, Wilmington, 
officiated, preached, and confirmed one person. 

Feb. 2Q. At S. John's, Wilmington, took part in the 
Evening Service. 

March 2. At S. James', Wilmington, took part in the 
Evening Service, and preached. 

March /. In the morning, at S. James', took part at 
Morning Prayer, and celebrated. 

At night, at S. John's, officiated and preached. 

March 8. At S- Mark's, took part in the service. 

March 9. At S. James', took part in the service. 

March 11. In the morning, officiated at S. James'. 

At night, at S. John's, officiated and preached At this 



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time, I received into the Diocese Rev. Henry A. Skinner, by 
letter dimissory from the Bishop of Milwaukee. Mr. Skinner 
has taken charge of Christ Church parish, Elizabeth City, 
and of the neighboring Missions. 

March ij. At S. James', Wilmington, took part in a fun- 
eral. 

The same day, at S. John's, took part in the Evening Ser* 
vice. 

March 18. At S. John's, took part in the Evening Prayer 
and preached. 

March 25, Palm Sunday. At. S. James', officiated, preached, 
confirmed twelve persons, and addressed them. 

Here let me pay a just tribute to one of the most valuable 
spiritual agencies within the Diocese. I refer to the Sisterhood 
of the Good Shepherd, whose central home is in New York, 
but who maintain a working branch in Wilmington. Short of 
the Church herself in her organized work, few agencies for 
good — none that I know of within the Diocese, have approach- 
ed this in large practical and pure results. 

It has done much for the education of the working classes. 
Up to this time I suppose that at least from seven hundred 
and fifty to one thousand children have come under the 
influence of its gratuitous and wholesome training, and 
that not only in secular, but also in religious knowledge 
and wisdom. It has in strict subordination to the Rector and 
the Church done a large amount of local Missionary work — 
not only exerting a constant and practical religious influence 
upon the heart, but caring for the body also. It has contri- 
buted largely to the Church membership of the parish in 
which it works. Withal it has been entirely free from wilful 
peculiarities which so often mar work otherwise most excell- 



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ent and sacrifice religious influence by antagonizing the 
Authorities, or the Law, or the Habits of the Church, or by 
unnecessarily provoking the prejudices of the community. 

March 25. At night, at S. John's, took part in the service 
and preached. 

March 29, Maundy Thursday. At S. James', celebrated. 

March jo, Good Friday. Officiated at S. James', and 
preached. In the afternoon, at the same place, took part in 
a funeral. 

April 1, Easter. In the morning, officiated, preached and 
celebrated, at S. John's. 

In the afternoon, took part in the children's services at S. 
James' and S. John's. 

April j. At a private house, administered the Communion 
to a sick person. 

April S. At S. Stephen's, Goldsboro, catechised the chil- 
dren, officiated at Morning Prayer, preached, celebrated, con- 
firmed ten persons and addressed them. 

Same day, at night, in S. Gabriel's, Faison, officiated, 
preached, celebrated, confirmed two persons and addressed 
them. 

April 9. Met the Vestry of S. Stephen's, Goldsboro. 

April 10. S. Mary's, Kinston, catechised, officiated, and 
preached twice, celebrated, confirmed three persons and ad- 
dressed them. In the afternoon, met the communicants and 
addressed them. At night, after service, met the Vestry. 

April 12. At Holy Innocents, Lenoir county, catechised, 
officiated at Morning Service, preached, celebrated, confirmed 
six persons and addressed them. Met the Vestry. 

Same day, at night, at Mr. Kinsey's school, in LaGrange, 



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officiated and preached. Mr. Kinsey, the head of a large and 
successful School for girls, most kindly placed his School 
room at our service, and, with his scholars supplied 'us, not 
only with an addition to the congregation, but with excellent 
music. 

We were hospitably entertained by Col. Davis, whose Mili- 
tary Academy for boys is taking place in the front rank of 
our schools. It numbers now over 190 Cadets. 

April 13. At S. Barnabas', Snow Hill, officiated morning 
and night, preached twice, celebrating, confirming three per- 
sons and addressing them. After the night service met the 
officers of that Mission. 

April 75. At Farmville, officiated in the Disciples Church, 
kindly placed at our service, preaching, celebrating, and con- 
firming one person. After Morning Service, laid the corner- 
stone of a new Church to be called Emanuel Church. For 
this a large congregation had gathered. 

Same day, at night, officiated in S. Paul's, Greenville, 
preached and confirmed two persons, addressing them. 

April 1 j. At S. John's, Pitt county, after catechising the 
children, officiated, preached, celebrated, confirmed six per- 
persons, and addressed them. After service met the Vestry. 

The same day, in the afternoon, at S. Michael's Mission, 
officiated and preached. 

April 18. At Trinity Chapel, Chockowinity, officiated, 
preached, celebrated, confirmed seven persons, and addressed 
them • 

April 19. At Vanceboro, officiated and preached. After 
service, laid the corner-stone of a Church to be called S. Paul's 
making an address. 



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April 20. In S. Thomas' parish, Craven county, officiated, 
preached and celebrated. Here, where on the 17th of August 
last I laid the corner-stone, I found a sightly building well 
on its way to completion, due to the untiring efforts of Rev. 
I. Harding, in circumstances in which few of us would have 
had any hope of success, or have made the attempt to build. 

My appointments for Sunday, April 22nd, at Christ Church 
and S. Cyprian's, were defeated by indisposition. 

April 27. In Christ Church, Newbern, officiated at Even- 
ing Prayer, confirmed ten persons and addressed them. 

April 24.. In Grace Church, Trenton, officiated, preached 
and celebrated. 

April 25. In the Methodist Church, at Richlands, Onslow 
county, officiated, preached, celebrated, and confirmed one 
person. 

April 26. At Jacksonville, Onslow county, officiated and 
preached. 

April 2J, In the Presbyterian Church at Kenansville, 
Duplin county, officiated and preached. 

April 28- At a private house, in Kenansville, baptized an 
infant. 

April 29. At Antioch Church, in Duplin county, officiated, 
preached, and celebrated. This was the last of a series of 
of fifteen services held at thirteen different places, all of them 
within the round of work of our indefatigable Missionary, 
Rev. Israel Harding, in six of which, viz : Holy Innocents, 
Lenoir, S. Barnabas, Snow Hill, Emanuel, Farmville, S. 
John's, Pitt county, S. Thomas', Craven, and Grace Church, 
Trenton, the Congregations are mainly, if not entirely, in- 
debted to him for their present Church edifices. Some of 



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these buildings have been erected in the face of all prospects 
to the contrary, and are conspicuous evidences of what may 
be done by trying. Of these, that at Snow Hill is still en- 
cumbered by a debt ; S. Thomas', Craven county, is as yet 
unfinished, while of Emmanuel, Farmville, only the corner- 
stone is laid. But the work in all these cases has been com- 
menced with a prospect, if the Missionary be spared, of com- 
pletion. Our visitation of Onslow and Duplin counties was 
substantially an entry upon new ground. For although Epis- 
copal visits have, in former years, been made in those coun- 
ties, they have been so scanty and so far in the past as to 
make our services a novelty. 

As the parochial reports now are made by Canon to end 
with the month of April, I here terminate my own, except so* 
far as to add, that, since April I have visited four parishes 
and have confirmed 53 persons. 

The summary of my work will be found as follows : 

Separate places within the Diocese visited 77 

Services held 209 

Sermons 1 24 

Other addresses, or instructions 69 

Celebrations of the Holy Communion. Public 73 

" " " " " Private 6 

On which occasions the recipients have been more than. 2, 100 

Baptisms — Infants 11 

" Adults 5 

Confirmations, white 132, colored 18 150 

Vestry Meetings 30 

Funerals 13 

Corner Stones laid 2 

Ch u rches Consecrated t 



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In addition to the above statement for the Conciliar year 
ending with April 30th, I have confirmed in the city of Wil- 
mington alone sixty-three persons — of whom eleven were 
colored. 

Every county in the Diocese, except Dare, has been visited. 

I have catechised the children when practicable, and have 
in several instances given special instruction beforehand to 
the candidates for confirmation. 

I have also, in many of the parishes, held separate and 
special meetings of the Communicants and baptized members 
of the Church, being thus able to address them more directly 
and pointedly than was practicable in a promiscuous congre- 
gation. In this I think I have found a serious practical ad- 
vantage. 

I have transferred to other Dioceses, by letters dimissory, 
four of our former Clergy, viz : 

1. Rev. H. S. McDuffey, to the Diocese of North Carolina. 

2. Rev. R. J. Walker, to the Diocese of Iowa. 

3. Rev. John Scott, to the Diocese of Central New York. 

4. Rev. E. C. Burr, to the Diocese of Virginia. 
In addition to these : 

5. Rev. W. H. Lewis has received letter dimissory to the 
Diocese of New York. 

6. Rev. W. J. L/ynd has received letter dimissory to the 
Diocese of Northern California. 

But, as I have not received the formal acceptance of these 
last, I cannot yet strike their names from our Clergy list. 

I have received, by letters dimissory : 

1. Rev. Thomas Atkinson, from the Diocese of Maryland. 

2. Rev. Chas. L. Arnold, from the Diocese of Chicago. 



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3. Rev. Robt. Strange, from the Diocese of North Carolina. 

4. Rev. Henry A. Skinner, from the Diocese of Milwaukee. 

5. Rev. Jos. W. Turner, from the Diocese of Mississippi. 

Of these 

Rev. Thos. Atkinson has taken charge of S. John's parish, 
Fayetteville. 

Rev. C. L. Arnold of S. Paul's parish, Wilmington. 
Rev. Robt. Strange of S. James' parish, Wilmington. 
Rev. H. A. Skinner of Chrish Church parish, Elizabeth 
City. 

Rev. Jos. W. Turner of S. Paul's, Clinton. 

We have lost by death the Rev. H. G. Hilton. 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske has resigned the active charge 
of S. John's, Fayetteville, and has been made Rector Emeri- 
tus ; the Rev. Thos. Atkinson, who has been assisting him 
most effectively and acceptably since last Summer, has been 
elected Rector — both resignation and election to take effect 
the coming Lords day. 

The Rev. Walter Smith, though canonically connected 
with the Diocese of North Carolina, has continued his charge 
of Bethel in this Diocese, and has added the work in S. Mar- 
tin's parish, Hamilton. 

The Rev. John Scott, formerly Rector of S. George's 
parish, Hyde county, having left the Diocese, I have appoint- 
ed the Rev. S. S. Barber to officiate monthly in S. George's. 
Mr. Barber also officiates monthly at Fairfield, Hyde county. 

The parish of Grace Church, Plymouth, having become 
vacant by the death of Rev. Mr. Hilton, Rev. Mr. Eborn has 
assumed the charge. 

Forty licenses to Lay Readers have been issued, of which 
thirty are for the year 1888. 



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We have six white and two colored postulants, in. all eight. 

We have two candidates for Deacon's orders only, Francis 
Joyner and Winborn N. Mellichampe, and six candidates for 
Priest's orders, viz : Rev. S. S. Barber, Rev. P. W. Cassey, 
and Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., and Messrs. Fred. N. Skinner, 
Claudius F. Smith and William J, Heritage, four white and 
two colored. 

Our Clergy List includes, besides the Bishop, twenty two 
Priests and five Deacons. Of the former, however, Rev. 
Messrs. Lewis and Lynd have taken letters dimissory toother 
Dioceses. I am only waiting the formal acceptance of these 
letters to remove their names from the Clergy List. 

Since our last gathering three of the House of Bishops 
have been called away, Right Rev. Robert W. B. Elliott, D. 
D., Missionary Bishop of Western Texas, Right Rev. John 
H. H. Brown, S. T. D., Bishop of Fond du Lac, and Right 
Rev. George K. Dunlop, S. T. D., Missionary Bishop of New 
Mexico and Arizona. Within the same period I have been 
called upon to give my consent to the election of the Right 
Rev. Wm. F. Adams, D. D. , to the Episcopate of Easton ; to 
,the consecration of Rev- Abiel Leonard, D. D., as Bishop of 
the Diocese of Kansas, and of Rev. Jas. S. Johnston, D. D., 
as Missionary Bishop of Western Texas. 

We have again been called upon to mourn the loss of some 
of our most valuable laymen. To do justice to them all 
would be impossible within the proper limits of this address. 
But among them I may without invidious distinction men- 
tion one who at the time of his decease was charged with 
special work for the Diocese. I refer to the Hon. Duncan K. 
McRae than whom few more remarkable for mental power 
have adorned the history of our Diocese and State. 



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As a member of the Bar, with great powers of memory and 
•comprehension, and of capacity for snbtile analysis and bril- 
liant oratory, his higher public efforts have rarely been sur- 
passed. 

Trained in early life by a Christian mother. I have heard 
Kim say that at one time he could repeat the whole New Tes* 
tament. 

He died within a few hours after receiving the Holy Com- 
munion. 

I have again to express the gratitude due to our Christian 
brethren of other denominations for their kindness on many 
occasions in allowing us to use their Churches. 

I have many kindnesses, at the hands of my brethren the 
Clergy, to remember. They have helped me greatly in ray 
care of the Diocese by their cheerful contributions of services 
outside their own particular fields of labor. In this way they 
have made their work unselfish. 

Our finances have not been in as prosperous a condition as 
we could wish. The specially agricultural nature of the 
Diocese has made us feel seriously the succession — for now 
five years in many places — of bad or imperfect crops. Still, 
it remains true, that, whenever we find enough to supply our 
tables our persons or our homes with anything beyond the 
barest necessaries, we have something whereof we can to con- 
contribute to the cause of God and Humanity. There can be 
no consistency in the plea of poverty when we can supply 
ourselves with anything beyond absolute necessaries. Nor 
can any one who does not care enough for God or for 
man to contribute liberally, according to his means, to objects 
of Religion or Benevolence, consistently claim that the love 
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mere dollars and cents, but of love and support. I speak the 
more earnestly because in my rounds of supervision and en- 
quiry I find so much deficiency, I fear I may call it delin- 
quency — in the support of the Clergy. Let me repeat here, 
what I have mentioned in some of the parishes, viz : That if 
the local incomes of the Clergy of the Diocese should be 
classified it would be found that for one of our foremost Pres- 
byters the provision is for only $450 per annum, for another, 
but $400, for two more $375 each, for two others $300 each, 
for three others $200 each, and two others $150 each and less. 

What makes the matter worse is that even these small sums 
are not regularly paid, sometimes not fully paid at all. 

It is to supplement these miserable salaries that your liber- 
ality is invoked in the collections for Diocesan Missions. 

There are other objects also which claim our support, and 
among the foremost the provision for the widows and Orphans 
of our deceased Clergy, who, after a vain struggle with pov- 
erty, upon the meagre salaries I have mentioned, falling at 
last in the discharge of their duties, leave their families in our 
charge. For this there ought to be — if it were possible to 
obtain it — a permanent fund of such dimensions that its in- 
terest would supply a moderate but secure reliance for the 
families of deceased Clergy, dying at their post; cannot some 
of our men of larger means see to this ? 

And again, provision should be made for living Clergy who 
have wrought faithfully while able to do so, but who, by old 
age or infirmity, or through no fault of their own, have been 
thrown out of their employment. To meet this want, a 
movement has been initiated among some of the Clergy, in 
accordance with which each pledges himself to set aside for 
this object a tenth of his tithes. It may be well fortheCoun- 



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<cil to consider whether this idea may not be formulated to 
•some practical and larger result. 

At present we have nine white and two colored persons pre- 
paring for the ministry- Of these, seven need pecuniary help. 
A reference to the Treasurer's Report will show how inade- 
quate our "Students Aid Fund" is for the purpose. I would 
earnestly ask your contributions for that object. 

Once more — We need sorely larger contributions to the 
■"Diocesan Church Building Fund." The providing for a 
parish or mission of a place of its own for worship may be for 
it a question of life or death. 

Nor — again let me remind you — should we forget our 
extra-Diocesan obligations. Is it not possible for us to raise 
our quota of $300 for the support of the Theological Depart- 
ment of the University of the South ? And can we not do 
more than we are doing in recognition of the debts of grati- 
tude we owe to those great agencies which have been doiMg 
so much for us. The " Board of Missions " the "Commission 
for work among people of color" the "Church Building 
Fund" of the general Church [a loan from which is, at this 
time, saving one of our Churches from seizure] the "Bible and 
Prayer Book Society" of our own Church, which has again 
during the past year enabled me to contribute a large number 
of Bibles, Prayer Books and Hymnals ? , 

But, our Diocese will never meet its obligations in these 
respects, or get reliably upon its feet for its own work, until 
its members have learned to feel their responsibility to God — 
each for himself, and independently of special appeals- — for 
the rendering to the Most High out of their incomes regularlv 
a proportionate tribute as a debt due — without the payment of 
which they cannot honestly and honorably solicit His favor 



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or occupy His earth and enjoy His bounties. 

Your attention will be called to a new form of parochial re- 
port, drawn so as to be adapted to the form in which the Dio- 
cese is required, triennially, to report to the General Conven- 
tion. I hope that the Clergy will realize the necessity of 
conforming closely to this arrangement and filling out their 
reports, since otherwise it will be impossible to make our 
triennial report accurate. Let me call the attention of the 
clergy to the law of the Diocese requiring that the parochial 
reports be made to the Bishop a least two weeks before the 
meeting of the annual Council. While I am gladly ible to say 
that reports have been received from nearly every parish and 
mission in the Diocese, I am sorry to have to add that many 
of the reports have been delayed long after the prescribed 
time and to so late a date as to make it very difficult for me 
to examine them as it is intended I should do, or to have 
them properly tabulated. Here let me call attention to the 
beautiful tabulation of the parochial reports for which we are 
indebted to the care aud labor of the Rev. Rector of S. John's 
Wilmington, and which not only saves the Committee on the 
State of the Church much time and labor but will ensure a 
degree of accuracy ordinaribly unattainable. 

Notwithstanding the phenomenally small number of confir- 
mations in a portion of the Diocese during the past year I 
cannot say that on the whole I think the spiritualoutlook un- 
promising. The falling off in the numbe rof confirmations is 
largely due to the want of the clerical supply, especially in 
the Northern counties. But this defect is I hope now being 
largely remedied. But that the remedy may be permanent it 
is absolutely necessary that better provision be made for 
Clerical support, and that the salaries promised be more 
faithfully paid. 



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Clergymen can, no more than any other men, live upon 
promises and upon air. They must have salaries and those 
salaries must be paid. 

Allow me to suggest that in view of the difficulty, on the 
part of most persons, of remembering what changes are made 
from time to time in our Constitution and Canons, it would 
be well to direct the Secretary to have printed, on a fly-leaf 
of each Journal of the Council, the changes made in the law 
of the Diocese since the last revision, or at least, those made 
during the last session. It may be well to call the attention of 
the Committee on Canons to this subject. 

And now brethren with grateful remembrance of what 
God has done for us in the Past, let us go forward with the 
Future into renewed determination to redeem the time that 
is left us and do all that may fall within our power — while 
life lasts — to advance His glory, the prosperity of His Church, 
the triumph of His Truth and the sanctification and happiness 
of our brethren. To His Power and mercy, I, as His Chief 
Officer over you, commit you Through Jesus Christ our Lord. 



Appendix A~I. 



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CLERGYMAN 



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FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 77 



1888.] Remarks in Parochial Reports. 



Jtppniu^t l^timrib to JWadpJ ]|$pttrk 



AURORA MISSION, BEAUFORT COUNTY. 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Deacon Officiating. 

This Mission has recently organized into a Parish under the name of 
"Chapel of the Cross" and intends to apply for admission into union with 
the Council at its approaching Session. 



BAYBORO MISSION. PAMPLICO COUNTY. 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Deacon Officiating 

On m}- last visit to Pamplico County the service was held at Stonewall, in- 
stead of Bayboro. It seems to be the general disposition to have the ser- 
vices given alternatively to the two towns. 

It gave me pleasure to learn that there is a very general desire to build 
a Church here, and I was told that it was probable the the beginning could' 
be made before long. 



ST. PAUL'S, BEAUFORT. 
The Rev. E. M. Forbes, Rector. 

We have a Church Guild divided into separate chapters, and if the chapters 
will do their duty to the Church this Guild will be of great service to the 
Parish. 

By the kindness and exertion of the Bishop, a beautiful Church has been 
built for the colored congregation ; and we have every reason to believe a 
large congregation will be builj up and many added to the Church. 



78 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May, 

ST. JAMES' MISSION, PANTEGO. 
The Rev. N. E. Price, Rector. 

The Church building requires about $250.00 to complete it. We have re- 
ceived from the ladies of the Church of the Annunciation, N. Y., Dr. 
Seabury, Rector, some very handsome presents recently, consisting of a 
large Bible and chancel books, all nicely bound, also a very neat communion 
service and a large brass alms basin. 

Monthly services are held in the Church Building. 



ST. JOHN'S, DURHAM'S CREEK. 
The Rev, N. C. Hughes, Jr. , Deacon Officiating. 

According to my regular scheme of work there are only eight Sundays 
per annum. Once I was prevented from attending by enforced absence 
away from home, and on account of high water I reached the Church too 
iate for service, and once (Christmas Day) I was at Trinity Beaufort County, 
with the Bishop, in order to bring him down to this point only a day or two 
later. 

There have been some contributions made on the Communicant Special 
Assessment not reported, of which the Treasurer of the Parish has account, 
and there may have been besides some Lenten contributions for objects sug- 
gested by the Bishop. 

The few who remain here an to be commended for the fidelity with which 
they strive to do their part for the Diocese and the Church. 

HAW BRANCH MISSION, BEAUFORT COUNTY. 
The Rev. N C. Hughes, Jr , Deacon Officiating. 

The work here is not encouraging, but it is of such a nature (consisting 
only of a Sunday afternoon Service given in passing) that but little could be 
hoped from it. 

No collections are made except by the Bishop upon his regular visitation. 



ST. PAUL'S, VANCEBORO. 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Deacon Officiating. 

The interest taken in the erection of the Church building here is doubt- 
less good ground of encouragement. If more time could be had for visiting 
the people here it would be sure to produce better effect. 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 79 



1888.] Remarks in Parochial Reports. 

The Church building in progress is not reported, as it is not yet a Church, 
and its value in its present state is difficult to estimate. 



TRINITY, BEAUFORT COUNTY. 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., Rector. 

A Mission Sunday School has recently been established in connection with 
this Parish. It numbers over fifty pupils and is in the charge of Mr. Francis 
Joyner and other young men belonging to Trinity School during the past 
year. 



ST. PAUL'S, GREENVILLE. 

The Rev. N. C Hughes, D D., Rector. 

A heavy debt, contracted in the building of the new Church, still rests upon 
this Parish. Efforts however are being made for its gradual liquadation. 



ST. THOMAS' MISSION, CRAVEN COUNTY. 
The Rev. Israel Harding, Minister in Charge. 

This Mission is only visited by the Minister in cases of emergency, and 
for no public Services. 

Its chief object at present is the re-erection of its Church building, de- 
stroyed by fire during the war. 

Tbe Corner Stone of the new building was laid on the 17th of August last, 
by the Bishop of the Diocese. The Church building is now in progress of 
erection, and will soon be ready for occupancy; when it is hoped services mav 
be established. 



ST. MARY'S, KINSTON. 
The Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

The Parish is the home of the Missionary, and is the centre of his work, 
but an effort is made to observe the Saints' days, and Holy days, which with 
the Lenten Services, make up its work 

The Parish has suffered during the year the loss, by death, of its Senior 
Warden, Mr. John C. Washington, who had been identified with the Parish 
from its organization. He died at his Summer home at Black Mountain, 
Buncombe County, N. C, on the 12th of June, 1887. The Minister and 
Parish mourn his loss, but feel assured that it is his gain, 



8o DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May, 

HOLY INNOCENTS, LENOIR COUNTY. 
The Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Parish is visited only once a month, which with the unfinished state 
of its Church building, and the present financial depression of the land, 
accounts for the meagre contributions reported. 

The Parish has a mission point at Antioch, in Duplin County, seven miles 
distant, which is visited in the afternoon, when the weather admits. Its 
matter for report is embodied with that of the Parish. 

The Sunday School in this Parish is in a prosperous condition under the 
faithful care of its officers and teachers. 



ST. BARNABAS MISSION, SNOW HILL. 

The Rev. Israel Harding, Minister in Charge. 

This Mission is visited only on the fifth Sundays for forenoon Services, and 
when emergencies require for special services. 



GRACE CHURCH MISSION. TRENTON. 

The R^v. Israel Harding, Minister in Charge. 

This Mission is visited by the Missionary only bi-monthly, by reason of his 
numerous engagements at other places. Its prospects are encouraging. 



ST. JOHN'S, PITT COUNTY. 
The Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Parish is visited only once a month by the Minister except in emer- 
gencies. Its condition however is healthy and thriving. 

It has three Missions connected with it to wit : Bell's Ferry, five miles 
distant, St, Michael's Mission and a Mission for the colored people. 

None of these are organized, and are so nearly identified with the Parish, 
that their work is reported with it. The Parish has lost its Senion Warden, 
Mr. William A. Pugh, by death during the year. He was a native of the 
Parish and had been identified with it from its organization. 



EMMANUEL CHURCH MISSION, FARMVILLE, PITT COUNTY. 

The Rev. Israel Harding, Minister in Charge 

This point is visited by the Missionary only on the afternoon of the fifth 
Sundays. At the late visit of the Bishop of the Diocese on the 15th of April 
last, the corner stone of the new church proposed to be built there, was laid. 



r f 1FTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. '8l 



1888] Remarks in Parochial Reports. 



ST. PAUL'S, CLINTON. 

Our Parish has been without a Rector for several years in -consequence of 
the Church being unfinished and it has been quite an effort to rear our ne\* 
-Church, but thanks to a -merciful God, we have nearly completed the work 
and trust before long to have the Church in a condition to be consecrated. 
We have been favored with occasional services by Rev. Dr. Carmichael, of 
Wilmington, and Rev. Mr. Hillyar, of Goldsboro, and the irregularity pre- 
vents a report such as we would like to present. 

A. HOLMES, S. W. 

R. H. HOLLIDAV, J W. 



CHRIST CHURCH, ELIZABETH CITY. 

The Rev. Henrv A. Skinner, Rector. 

My report is accurate only for the period embracing February nth (the 
-date of my arrival in the Parish) to May 7th. My predecessor left the Parish 
in October of last year ; consequently the record is incomplete. During the 
interval between his departure and my coming, regular services were con- 
ducted in the Parish Church by a Lay Reader, and the Sunday School was 
kept up. 

ST. LUKE'S CHAPEL, ELIZABETH CITY. 

The Rev. Henry A. Skinner, Minister in Charge. 

I have made but one visit to this Chapel ; none as yet to Camden Court 
House, where is another Chapel. 



ST. GABRIEL'S MISSION, FAISON. 

The Rev. James M. Hillyar, Minister in Chatge. 

On Monday, 6th of June, 1887, I went to Magnolia by invitation and held 
Service in the College Building, and have repeated the attendance on the 
Monday succeeding the first Sunday in each month. There are two families 
and two communicants. They pay my traveling expenses. 



vST. STEPHEN'S, GOLDSBORO. 

Tke Rev. J. M. Hillyar, Rector. 

During the period, from March 31st, 1887, to May 1st, 1888, I have held 
three week-day Public Services at St. Paul's, Clinton, and celebrated the 
Holy Communion there in public once. 



82 DIOCESE" OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May,. 

Since the last Parochial Report the debt on the tower, which completes 
the Church edifice very beautifully, has been paid. 



ST. JOSEPH'S, FAYETTEVILLE. 
The Rev. J. C. Huske, D\ D., Rector. 

Since my report to the last Council the Rev. Thomas Atkinson has beers 
appointed Assistant Minister of this Parish. He entered upon his duties on. 
the 19th af June last and since that time has been steadily engaged in the 
discharge of its duties, bearing indeed the burden of Parochial labors. The 
Church has felt the effect of his active and vigorous efforts in all its depart- 
ments My health though improved continues so frail and inadequate to- 
efficient discharge of the duties of Rector, that I have felt it to be due to- 
the congregation and myself to retire from that office. 

Accordingly on the 25th of April I sent in my resignation to the Vestry, 
which was accepted and I was elected Rector Emeritus and Rev. Mr. Atkin- 
son Rector. 

I am pleased to say that a class for Confirmation — the second of the year — 
prepared by Mr. Atkinson awaits the receiving of that Holy Rite at the 
coming Council, 



ST. MARTIN'S PARISH, HAMILTON. 

The Rev. W. J, Smith, Minister in Charge. 

At the request of the Vestry, I assumed temporary charge of this Parish 
in January, and officiated for the first time on Septuagesima Sunday. The 
report includes besides my own work, that of visiting Clergymen of the 
Convocation of Edenton. as well as of Mr. R. H. Everett, for many years 
the faithful and efficient Lay Reader of the Parish, who has recently moved 
to another State, much to the regret of the many friends he left behind him. 



ST. GEORGE'S, HYDE COUNTY. 

The Rkv. S. S. Barber, Deacon Officiating. 

As I have been officiating in this Parish only since the 4th Sunday in 
March last, I am not prepared to report the amount of the contributions of 
the Parish; nor the objects to which contributions have been made. I held 
services on the 4th Sunday in each month, as follows : At 11 A. M. in the 
Parish Church, with fair attendance, and at Rush Academy at Wysocking at 
3:30 P. M. with very good attendance. Lay services are also held on inter- 
vening Sundays by Dr. Edward Clark. 



"FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 83 



1888. 1 Remarks in Parochial Reports 



SWAN QUARTER MISSION. 

The Rev. S. S. Barber, Deacon Officiating . 

At this Station I have not been able, owing to the various causes, to 
•officiate since Christinas. One very influential Church family having re- 
moved to mother part of ihe country, we are left few in numbers and weak 
in purse. It is my intention however, to resume services at this place, on 
the night of the 3rd Sunday in each month, con mencing on the 3rd Sunday 
in the present month, May. 



FAIRFIELD MISSION. 

The Rev. S. S. Barbek, Deacon Officiating . 

Services are held at this place on the 2nd Sunday in each month. We 
have recently added a half acre of land to our Church lot, at a cost of $100 
which adds much to the value of the property, making it a very desirable 
■site on which to build a Church. 

ST. JOHN'S, MAKELYVILLE. 

The Rev. S. S. Barber, Deacon Officiating 

Services are held in this Parish on the 1st and 3d Sundays in each month 
both morning and evening when circumstances permit. Besides the serviees 
above reported I have officiated three times at Aurora, Beaufort County, 
once at Lake Comfort and twice at Rose Bay school house, and four times at 
Lake Forest school house. 

JAMESVILLE MISSIGN. 

The Rev. T B. Haughton, Minister in Charge. 

My visits to Jamesville have not been frequent. The difficulty of my 
meeting the expense of getting there still exists, besides Church growth 
there is at present hopeless. 



CHURCH OF THE AD\ ENT, WILLIAMSTON. 

The Rev. T. B, Haughton, Rector. 

The ladies of the Parish have by their united efforts succeeded in carpet- 
ing the Vestry room and re carpeting the Chancel, besides placing matting 
down the aisle which adds very much to the looks of the Church. The 
Sunday School is larger than it has ever been, and there seems to be a gen 
eral interest manifested in the Services of the Church. 



84 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA- 



Remarks in Parochial Reports [May:. 

CHRIST CHURCH, NEWBERN. 
The Rev. V. W. Shields, Rector. 

During the past year the services of the Church have been unusually welli 
Attended. 

The entire balance of the debt resting on the congregation $741.99', has- 
been paid off. In addition to this, a debt of $128.50, for lumber for St„ 
Thomas'' Church, has been assumed and paid, which amount is placed with 
the Church Building Fund in my report, but which, through mistake, will 
not appear in the report of the Diocesan Treasurer. Of the amount placed 
with the offerings for the University of the South ^C r 5 . 85 was received in the 
offering at a Service at Morehead City. The late Mr. Geo. B. Guion left an 
endowment of $500.00 to the Parish, $395.00 of which has been realized. 
The late Mrs. E. McK. Roberts, also, left to the Parish treasury a donation 
of $1,000.00 and the liberal bequests of these devout communicants will be 
of great help in the financial administration of the Parish in the future. 

A Chapter of the "Brotherhood of St. Andrew" numbering about thirty 
members, has been organized, which for the past few months has been doing 
good and earnest work. A Mission Sunday School has been recently opened,, 
the workers coming mostly from the Brotherhood, and we hope for good and 
useful results from this mission in the future. 



ST. CYPRIAN, NEWBERN. 

The Rev. V. W. Shields, Rectoi . 

The Rev. P. W. Cassey, Deacon Officiating. 

There is no important change to note at St. Cyprian. The increase of the 
number attending the Church is about counterbalanced by the loss by re- 
movals, as quite a number of the young people, that have been confirmed 
have gone to the North to work, and many more are anxious to go. 

The decrease in the attendance at» the Parish School is caused by my 
placing the two higher classes that I had been instructing, in the Graded 
School in care of Mr, Palmer. This I did in the interest of this work, as I 
think Mr. Palmer could instruct them properly, and this allowed me more 
time to carry on my parish duties. 

Let me say once more that the great necessity of this work is more money 
to prosecute it. We cannot sustain our parish school nor use many of the 
instrumentalities by which the Master's Kingdom might be extended, with- 
out money. 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 85 



1888.] Remarks in Parochial Reports. 

GRACE CHURCH, PLYMOUTH, 
The Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector. 
This Parish has been in my charge three months only, during which time 
I have given it one Sunday each month, The Report is precise for the time 
I have served and approximate for the balance of the year. The salary of 
Rector includes mine only. In addition to services reported Lay Reading 
has been kept up regularly. 



ST. ANDREW'S MISSION, COLUMBIA. 
The Rev. Luther Eborn, Minister in Charge. 
Monthly services are held here to increased and attentive congregation s 



ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, WASHINGTON COUNTY. 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector. 

Services are held monthly in St. Luke's Church and also at Lee's Mills to 
good congregations. 



GRACE CHURCH, WOODVILLE. 

The Rev. H. M. Jarvis, Rector. 

$7. 66 of the $18. 16 for Diocesan Missions were received by the Bishop 
during his visitation. 

MISCELLANEOUS CONTRIBUTIONS. 

For the conversion of the Jews contributed A. D , 1887, on Good 

Friday $2 00 

Contributed A. D., 1888, on Good Friday 2 32 

Theo. Dep. University of the South, July A, D. 1887 7 41 

Lenten offerings of Grace Church S. School, 1887 : 7 87 

Lenten offerings of Grace Church S. School, A. D. 1888 10 70 

Thanksgiving day offering to the Thompson Orphanage, A. D. 

'887 6 16 

Society for the increase of the ministry, A. D. 1888 2 00 

Bible and Prayer Book Society, A. D. 1888 2 00 

Gen. American Church Building Fund, A. D. 1888 1 00 

Extra (25cts each) from communicants for Diocesan Missions... 2 75 



86 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May, 



|44.2i — $2.75— $41.46, miscellaneous without the Diocese. 

One lady parishioner has presented the Church with a step ladder costing 
about #6.00. 

Another has presented Altar Coverings and Frontals costing (without es- 
timating her time in making and embroidering) $17.93. $30.00 of this sum 
is the value of the lace which measures five feet in length and nearly eight 
inches in width. The lace is a present from Miss Floy Caison, of Lenoir, 
Caldwell County, N. C. 

Paid on Rectory debt since last report, $57. 17. 

Four or five chills in one week during the latter part of August compelled 
me to spend September and a portion of October in the West. The moun- 
tain air, through God's blessing, had the desired effect of restoring me to 
my usual health. 

Sept 4, I assisted the Rector of St. James' Church, Lenoir, Caldwell Co., 
N. C, in the Prayers and in the celebration of the Holy Communion. 

Sept. irth, I conducted the Service in the same Church assisted by the 
Lay Reader, Col. Cilley. 

Sept 18th, I assisted the Rector in a celebration and preached. 

Sept. 21st, St. Matthias Da}-, I assisted the Rector. 

Sept. 24th, 25 and 26th, I spent on the summit of Blowing Rock, 4,000 feet 
above the sea level, Mrs. Jarvis and I went up alone with a single horse and 
buggy and returned to Lenoir much benefitted by the cooler mountain at- 
mosphere. 

Sept. 29th, I read the Prayers in St. James' Church, Bishop Lyman preach- 
ed, and celebrated, assisted by the Rector. 

Oct. 2nd, I conducted the service and preached. The Lay Reader assisted 
in the prayers and the lessons. 

Oct 9th, I returned to my own Church in time to meet Bishop Watson on 
his visitation. 



ST. MARK'S CHAPEL, ROXOBEL. 
The Rev. H. M. Jarvis, Minister in Charge 

Sunday School Lenten offerings 53cts. 

One lady is having a stained glass Gothic window on pivots placed in the 
side of the Chancel for ventilation and light. 

Through the contributions of all the Church ladies at Roxobel, a font of 
solid and highly polished white marble has been placed in the Chapel at a 
cost of forty-five dollars. 

The present position of the font "at the east in front of the congregation 



FIFTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 8? 



1888.] Eemarks in Parochial Reports. 



is objectionable. " See a work called "Modern Parish Churches" by J. T 
Micklethwaite F. S. A. Architect. London A. D. 1874. 

Here we are informed that "If there is a west door the font should be on 
one side, and sufficiently advanced from the wall to allow a passage behind 
it. If there is no west door it may be in the middle and against the wall. 
This is certainly the best position which can be chosen ; for that the altar 
and the font occupying the central positions, one at the East and the other 
at the West, stand out distinctly as the principal objects in the Church and 
tell to all beholders of the too great sacraments "generally necessary to 
salvation." 

The Architect recommends that the font be elevated on one or two steps 
and a platform surrounded by a railing. He supplies us with many other 
important suggestions on all of the subjects connected with Church build 
ings and furnishing. 

Let me also refer to Bishop Coxe's Christian Ballads. See Ballad "Little 
Woodmere," "The Prayer Book Pattern," verse 14. 

"As I entered the nave by the portal 

I came to the foot and thought 
Of the door to the Church Universal 

And how the new birth is wrought." 

One lady of St. Mark's Chapel is about to give a carpet for the Chancel 
P. S. Of the #5.78 to Diocesan Missions $4 # or were received by the Bishop 
during his visitation. 



ST. MARY'S, GATES COUNTY. 

The Rev. Robt. B. Drane, Minister in Charge. 

I visited once, said Evening Prayer and preached. 
Contributions fo" the Mission $2.21. 



COLERAIN, BERTIE COUNTY. 

The Rev. Robert B. Drane, Minister in Charge. 

Families, 2, Souls, about 12, Holy Baptism — Infants, 2, Adult 1, total 
Confirmation, 1, Communicants 3, Public Services on "other days" three. 
Contributions for the local Mission $4.00 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May, 



HOLY TRINITY PARISH, HERTFORD. 

The Rev. Robt. B. Drane, Minister in Charge 

I visited twice, conducted Evening Prayer and preached ; officiated at a 
Burial. 



ST. PETER'S CHAPEL, GATES COUNTY. 
The Rev. Robt. B. Drane, Minister in Charge. 

I visited once, conducted Evening Prayer, preached and administered the 
Holy Communion to 13. 

Contributions for the Mission 56.76. 

It is refreshing to visit such earnest Christians and Churchmen as one 
finds here ; they prepare the way for Ministerial work. 

vST. BARNABAS, MURFREESBORO. 

The Rev. Robt. B, Drane, Minister in Charge. 

I visited once, said Evening Prayer and Preached, 
Contributions for the Mission $1.36. 

ST. JOHN'S, WINTON. 

The Rev. R. B. Drane, Minister in Charge. 

I visited once, said Evening Prayer and preached. 

Contributions for Missionary work $2.22. 

I learned of a number of unbaptized infants. 

HARRELLSONVILLE, HERTFORD COUNTY, 

I visited this place with the Rev. N. Collin Hughes, Jr., acting as Evan- 
gelist, and found Family, 1, Communicant 1. 

At Evening Prayer there was a good attendance, and a participation in 
the service. 

ROBT. B. DRANE. 



Appendix A. =11. 



PASTORAL LETTER. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 
May 1888.1 Pastoral Letter. 



Jeremiah VI. 16. — "Thus saith the Lord, stand ye in 
"the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the 
"good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your 
' ''souls. 
Dear Brethren of the Clergy and Laity: 

There is a restlessness in the religious atmos- 
phere around us, and a tendency to unsettle old religious 
habits of thought and action, which is to be deplored and 
dreaded. We, as a Diocese, have now, for these many years, 
moved with great unanimity, and with a steadfast conserva- 
tism of churchmanship, which has, at the least, brought us 
peace and quiet. 

It is true, Peace and Quiet are not always wholesome. 
They may degenerate into lethargy. There is peace and 
quiet, of a certain sort, in the grave. 

The Christian life should be characterized by a regulated 
activity. Life will produce activity. Love will always be 
zealous. But activity and zeal may become irregular and 
lawless. 

A movement is not necessarily unwholesome because 
new. Sometimes, new measures and new departures are de- 
manded by the diseased and lethargic condition of the Church 
and world. But in the Church, when dealing with no mere 
human affairs, but with the awful work of God, all new meas- 
ures should be carefully scrutinized before adoption, and when 
adopted, the decision in their favor should proceed with the 
sanction of the Church's authorities. 



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Pastoral Letter [May 



This is not to be priest-ridden, but to be law-abiding. 
The Church is not made, by God's ordinance, Episcopal for 
nothing. And if the church be (as most of us believe) the or- 
ganized Kingdom of Christ, we should be very careful not to 
stray into paths which are not her own; nor to compromise 
her divine and separate authority by too hasty concessions, or 
by entanglements with organizations outside of her. And 
this is not to be bigotted or narrow minded, but only to be 
true, and accurate, and loyal. There is no real breadth in 
thought or action which ignores Divine boundaries. To do so, 
is simply to be lawless or inaccurate. There would be no 
breadth of thought in denying, or narrowness in maintaining, 
the exclusive truth of Euclid's 47th proposition. But what- 
ever are the facts concerning God's Kingdom or Church, or 
concerning its limitations or ordinances, they are just as much 
facts as Euclid's famous proposition. Our power to appre- 
hend them may not be so great, or clear, or certain. But that 
does not diminish the certainty and exclusive truth of the 
facts themselves, or reduce our duty of definite faith and de- 
finite action (so far as attainable) with respect to them, or our 
duty resolutely to maintain them. 

We are taught by S. Paul, (Eph. IV., 5.) that there is one 
Faith for all; and we are commanded through S. Jude (3) 
to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered. And that 
the battle may be successfully fought, along the lines of truth, 
it is important that our "trumpets give no uncertain sound." 

I fear, that at this time, an exaggerated — and therefore, 
so far, a false, because unregulated — yearning for Unity is 
doing much mischief in this direction, by removing — or at 
least obscuring — old landmarks of Faith and Action. I 
believe in Unity — in the duty of Unity — in the importance of 
Unity. Our Lord would not have offered His great prayer for 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Pastoral Letter. 



Unity if Unity were not His will. And it is something 
wonderful how, all over our part of Christendom, where, 
within our own recollection — the constant maxim used to be, 
that it was better that Christians should be divided — since 
thus they would be more watchful of one another, and of 
each other's doctrines, and so would guard the Faith on every 
side — where again, men used to think it a Christian solution 
of theological controversy, to agree to disagree — it is simply 
wonderful how all this has changed within the last few years. 
Is it God's Providence, bringing about what a few years since 
seemed hopeless? Is it the great ground swell of God's spirit, 
like a mighty sea, breaking up our frozen and settled and 
self satisfied Sectarianism, that out of the chaos might come 
forth a new and harmonious world ? What blessed signs and 
premonitions have come to pass of late ! Hand reached forth 
to hand, to grasp in friendship, where before was the armed 
fist to strike ! Whatever the cause, let us devoutly thank God 
for this much of the effect, and with sincere and loving hearts 
salute our kinsmen of other names who beckon to us. 
Let us seek to unite with them in the loving embrace of 
brethren in one Household. But let us beware, lest in order 
to reach them, we meddle with the arrangements of the Mas- 
ter of the Household. 

Unity is a duty. Organic unity is a duty. But it must be 
reached by lawful roads. And so long as men conscientious- 
ly think and reason, the only road to a true effective organic 
unity must be found, not in arbitrary leagues or covenants, 
but in drawing near from every side to God, and to God's 
truth, and, therefore, in the resolute maintenance of the 
Truth. And the only reliable and permanent basis of unity 
will be found in the "Unity of the Faith' 1 '' once delivered. 
(Eph. IV. 13, S. Jude 3) It is only by this unity of the Faith — 



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Pastoral Letter. [May 



by being no longer blown about by every wind of doctrine — 
that S. Paul teaches us we can come into the one perfect man 
in Christ. 

A temporary and hollow fraternization may result from 
sinking out of sight obstructing convictions, but no perma- 
nent unity, so long as men think and reason. 

God has placed neither His Truth nor His Kingdom at our 
disposal, to modify or put them in exchange, as we will. Both 
are precise and of obligation; and pertain to His supreme 
prerogative. And our plain duty, with respect to both — as 
humble creatures, atoms of dust that we are — as pardoned 
sinners, for whom to be presumptuous is monstrous — as re- 
turned prodigals, expected modestly to conform ourselves to 
the laws of our Fathers house — our plain duty is to abide by 
God's appointments; let men proclaim what doctrines they 
may — let the world sneer at our precision as it may, or call it 
bigotry. While we may not imagine ourselves infallible, yet 
must we recognize the duty of definite convictions, with re- 
spect to the faith once delivered, and the church established 
bv our Master as His Kingdom. Nor may we as Christian 
Soldiers fail of the courage of our convictions. 

And, what if God in his absolute Sovereignty should 
choose to bless others than ourselves, or those who so far as we 
can see have not yet altogether found the old paths; let us 
thank Him for His enlarged mercy, and for their sakes rejoice. 
But is that to justify us in departing from the path he has 
assigned us? 

Inexpressibly valuable as unity is, it is not so valuable as 
Obedience and Truth. All Christians and all Christendom 
should be one; but should not become one, by trampling 
upon the lines of division between truth and error. 

I spoke, in the outset, of the tendency to new habits of 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Pastoral Letter. 



thought and action. There is in the world of religious though t 
(and it creeps sometimes into the ministry) a tendency 
to individualism and novelty, which is fraught with danger. 
Whence is this ? By what side wind has it invaded the gar- 
den of God ? Can it be the insidious, unsuspected work of 
him, who taught our first parents — after his own fashion — to 
think for themselves, in Eden ? We should not be the slaves 
of others' thoughts, but neither should we be selfishly ambi- 
tious to distinguish ourselves by inventing or proclaiming 
novelties. This has been, through all past generations, the 
fruitful mother of the sins of Heresy and Schism. It is 
not the true freedom of the child of God, who though no 
longer a servant — but a son, should yet be "humble as a little 
child", filially willing to accept all that God's spirit has re- 
vealed. Nor is it in harmony with the spirit of the Church. 
Rather is it the genius of the Church, to love the old paths, 
to desire to be at one with the generations which have gone 
by, so far as we can be so without sacrifice of truth, not to 
seek the new because of its freshness — because it is new — 
but rather, to "ask for the old paths, where is the good way, 
and to walk therein," as said the prophet: Nay! rather, 
God, by His prophet. 

Wilfulness of thought often takes effect in wilful action. 
Departure from the faith of God's Church is almost sure to re- 
sult in violation, or careless observance of her laws. But 
brethren of the Clergy and Laity, we have no more right to 
violate, or in any degree to contravene, the Law of the 
church than we have to contravene the Law of the State. 
Less right indeed, if there be any difference. In addition to 
the obligation of all duly enacted law, whether in the Church 
or in the State, we of the clergy by our ordination vows, and 
you of the Laity by your vows in Baptism, are specially 



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Pastoral Letter. [May 1888.;] 

pledged to observe the Church's law. And let us remember 
that wilful disobedience of any law, duly enacted by the 
proper authority, is sin. 

"Sin (saith S.John, I Ep. III. 4.) is the transgression of the 
law; and sin is inconsistent with righteousness, with holiness, 
with true spirituality, with all genuine religion. God gov- 
erns us by His Church, as he governs the citizen by the State, 
and the child by the parent, and so the Church'slaw, so far as 
it does not contravene the proclaimed will of God, becomes 
— within its sphere, Gods law for us; and the man, be he cler- 
gyman or layman, who lives in wilful violation of the Church's 
canons, or her rubrics, (which are her laws) is, to say the least, 
an imperfectly sanctified man ; and is not wisely preparing for 
the tests of the Judgment, or for the perfect obedience of 
Heaven. 

Let us lay these things to heart ; and while learning the 
lesson of love for those who differ from us — while we pray for 
unity, and yearn with all our hearts — with the great heart 
of Christendom — for unity, let us not dare lay hand on 
God's Truth, or God's ordinances, or the fences of God's 
Kingdom, to pull down what He has set up : remembering 
that true Holiness, without which it is written "no man 
shall see the Lord" is not to be found in error, or in disobe- 
dience. Remembering, that our blessed Lord, just before His 

petition that His disciples might all be one, had prayed that 
they might be sanctified through the truth. Remembering 
too, that having said "He that hath my commandments and 
keepeth them, he it is that loveth me," He then commanded, 
through His Apostle (Heb. XIII 17), "Obey them that have 
the rule over you and submit yourselves for they watch for 
your souls ; " and that during His earthly life, He had ordain- 
ed of the man who should refuse to hear the Church, "Let 
him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican." (S. 
Matt. XVIII. 17.) 



Diocese of East Carolina. 



Appendix B. 

TREASURER'SREPORT 

For Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 1888. 



Appendix B. 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

FOR FISCAL YEAR, ENDING MARCH 31, 1888. 



To the Fifth Annual Council of the Diocese of East Carolina : 

The undersigned respectfully presents his accounts for the past fiscal year. 
Showing the following cash balances in his hands, viz: 

Episcopal and Contingent Fund $ 198 55 

Diocesan Missions 557 32 

Relief Fund 46T 58 

Students Aid Fund 27 49 

Church Building Fund , 52 00 

Permanent Episcopal Fund 21 25 

Fund for Education of children of Deceased Clergymen 139 69 

Clergy Relief Fund 92 71 

Interest Account 2 63 

Total cash in hand ^1.553 22 

A List of Securities belonging to the Diocese is also herewith reported, as 
required by Canon VI. 

The following amounts for purposes outside of the Diocese have also been 
received and remitted during the past year, viz: 

FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH: 

From Grace Parish, Bertie County $ 7 41 

St. Paul's Parish, Edenton 10 25 

St. Martin's Parish, Hamilton 1 63 

Collection by Rev. V. W. Shields, at Morehead City 13 15 

Christ Church Parish, Newbern 64 10 

St. David's Parish, Scuppernong 60 

St. Lukes Parish, Washington County 40 

St. James, Wilmington 25 00 

Rev. T. M. Ambler, Wilmington 5 00 

Total $ 1 2 7 54 



treasurer's report for fiscal year 1887-'} 



FOR THE SOCIETY FOR INCREASE OF THE MINI. TRY: 

From a Collection at Meeting of the Council, May 1887, at 

Edenton $ 16 30 

*' St. Peter's Parish, Washington 12 63 

Total $ 28 93 

FOR THE NEW YORK BIBLE AND PRAYER BOOK SOCIETY : 

From a Collection at Meeting of the Council, May 1887, at 

Edenton $ 17 02 

FOR AFRICAN MISSIONS : 

From St. Peter's Mission, Gates County $ 1 00 

FOR THE ENROLMENT FUND FOR GENERAL MISSIONS OF THE CHURCH: 

Amount in hands of Treasurer as reported tu the Council of i887..$296 00 
Added by Interest on Deposits in Bank 13 85 



Total $309 85 

The attention of the Council is called to the fact that the receipts for the 
Episcopal and Contingent Fund during the past year have not been suffi- 
cient to provide fully for the restoration to the Permanent Episcopal Fund 
of the sum of $368,77 borrowed by authority of the Council from that Fund 
last year to make up in part for the deficit in the Current Fund for i886-'87. 
The present surplus of 1198,55 may be applied towards the payment of that 
debt, if so ordered by the Council — and, under the present Canon XXI the 
balances at credit of the Clergjr Relief Fund, #139.69, and the Fund for 
Education of Children of Deceased Clergymen, $92.71, must await the ac- 
tion of the Council before being added to the Permanent Funds to which 
they belong. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. J. DEROSSET, 
Treasurer, 



APPENDIX B. 



LIST OF SECURITIES BELONGING TO THE DIOCESE. 

In Hands of Treasurer April /, 1888. 



For Account of the Permanent Episcopal Fund. 

Par Value. 
Nos. 1545, 1565, \4 Bonds of the North Carolina R. R. Co., 8s, 

1566, 1567, / payable Nov. 1, 1888, #500 each $ 2,000 00 

No. 1 159, 1 Bond State of North Carolina "Renewal 

Debt," 6s, payable April 1, 1910 1,000 00 

No. 1861, 1 Bond State of North Carolina, 4s, due July 

1, 1910 1,000 00 

No 319, i Bond City of Wilmington, 8s, due July 1, 

1888 ^ 1,000 00 

Nos. 72, 97, 98, 3 Bonds City of Wilmington, 8s, $500 each, 

duejanuary 1, 1892 r,5oo 00 

N»s. 53 to 59, 7 Bonds City of Wilmington, 6s, due July I, 

1897 3,500 00 

No. 119, 1 Bond County of Craven, 6s, due July 1, 1909... 50000 
50 Shares in the North Carolina R. R. Co 5, 000 00 

Bond and Mortgage, J. W. Barnes, 8 per ct 300 00 

In addition to above the Diocese owns the Episcopal Residence 

in Wilmington — estimated value 7,000 00 

For Account of the Fund for Education of Children of Deceased 

Clergymen. 

Nos 61 and 62, 2 Craven Co. Bonds, 6s, $500 each, due July 1, i909..J?iooo 00 

Nos. 1096 to 1105, 10 Craven Co. Bonds, as above, $25 each 250 00 

4 Shares in the North Carolina R. R. Co 400 00 

For Account of the Clergy Relief Fund. 

No. 324, 1 Bond City of Wilmington, 8s, due July 1, 1888 $ 200 00 

1 Shar« stock in Norch Carolina R. R. Co 100 00 

Half interest in a judgment against Mr John Wilkes of Char- 
lotte, including interest to April 30, 1888, about 1,000 00 



treasurer's report for fiscal year 1887-'! 



Dr. Diocese of East Carolina, for the Current Episcopal and Contingent Fund 



To balance per account rendered to April 1, 1S87. j 

" Paid the following clergymen, expenses attending 
meeting of Council at Edenton, viz: 
I. Harding \$ 5 oojRev. W. H. Lewis.$ 



457 49 



Rev. 



T. B. Haughton j 4 00! 

J. M. Hillyar ' 6 90 

N. C. Hughes, D. D :.. 2 oo- 

J.C. Huske,D.D 13 00 1 



H. S McDuffey! 
V. W. Shields! 
R. B. Windley! 



" N.Harding, expenses as Secretary 

Do. Salary as Secretary for year i886-'87 

Paid Printing Treasurer's Report j 35 00 

" " . and distributing Journals j 22690 

Circulars 4 50 



4 50 
2 20 






2 50 
2 75 


1 


72 85 

9 70 
100 00 



Insurance on Episcopal Residence 

Postage and telegrams 

Expenses of Standing Committee 

of Committee on Will of Miss Smith 

Bishop's Salary, 1 year to April 1, 1888 

Treasurer General Convention, extra assessment for 

expenses of Session of 1886 

Treasurer's commission on net receipts, 13,504 63, 

at 5 per cent 

Balance carried forwa rd 



266 40 



33 


00 


9 


74 


14 


39 


8 


05 


2,500 


00 


28 


00 


175 


23 


[98 


55 



-87340 



APPENDIX B. 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for the Fiscal Year 1887-' 



By Amount transferred from the Permanent Episcopal 

Fund, by order of the Council 

Amount received from Parishes and Mission Stations, 

per Tabular Statement herewith 

Amount received on account of Special Assessment 

on Communicants, per Tabular Statement 

Donation from Mrs. T. H. Dassiter, Suubury, Gates 

County , 

Income from the Permanent Episcopal Fund, viz: 
Coupons May and Nov. '87, $2,000 North Carolina R. 

R. Bonds, 8s 

Coupon Oct. '87, $1,000 N. C. State 6s 

" July '87, $5,100 City of Wilmington, Ss 

" January '88, $2,500, City of Wilmington, 8s.... 
" July, '87, and Jan., '88, $3,500, City of Wil- 
mington 6s 

" July '87, and July '88 $500 Craven County 6s... 
" July, '87, and Jan., '88, $1,000 N. C. State 4 

per cent 

Dividend for Sept., '87, 3 percent, on 25 Shares N. j 

C. R. R 

for March, '88, 3 per cent, .on 50 Shares N. 

C. R. R 

Interest at 8 per cent, on Bond of J. H. Boatwright to 

July 6, '87 

" at 8 per cent, on Bond of W. L. DeRosset, Jr., 

to May 27, '87 

" on Bond of J. W. Barnes to Dec. 12, '87 

" on Deposits in Bank 



By Balance. 



160 00 

30 00 

204 00 

100 00 

210 00 

60 00 

40 00 

75 00 

150 00 

57 16 

96 67 
24 00 



Ck. 

$ 368 77 

1,999 16 

281 84 

5 00 



1,206 83 
11 80 

3,873 4o 

$ 198 55 



8 treasurer's report for fiscal year i887-'88. 

Dr. Diocese of East Carolina, for Diocesan Missions. 



To Paid appropriations by the Executive Missionary 
Committee, viz: 

Rev. S. S. Barber i$ioo ooi Rev. T B Haughton 

" L. Ehorn I ioo oo " N. E. Price 

'■ I. Harding i 150 00! " R. B. Windley.. 

" N. C. Hughes, D. Dl 150 ooi " W. J. Smith 

" N. C. Hughes, Jr..] 100 00! 

" am'tpaid Bishop Watson, am't special Lenten ofler- 

ings and Mite Chests for Bishop's Fund 

Treasurer's commisssion on receipts $1077 95 at 5 per 

cent 

Balance carried forward 



150 00; 

100 OCj 

100 ooi 

50 ooj 



83 07 

53 90 
557 32 

|$i694 29 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina for the Relief Fund, 



To paid Bishop Watson for distribution 

" Treasurer's commission on receipts, $197 45. 
" Balance 



; $ 25 


00 


9 


87 


i 461 

! 
j 


58 


\$ 496 


45 



Dr, 



Diocese of East Carolina for the Student's Aid Fund, 



To paid appropriations, viz. 

" Mr. W. J. Heritage 

" " H. H. Barber 

" '• Joyner 

" F. N. Skinner 

" " C. F. Smith.. 

Treasurers commission on 
Balance carried forward 



ii 22, at 5 per ct. 



1 


00 


35 


00 


25 


00 


50 


00 


so 


00 


3 


06 


27 49 


J #175 55 







APPENDIX B. 

In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for the Fiscal Year 1887-'88 

. 

By balance of account to April 1887 

" am't received from Parishes and Mission Stations, per| 

Tabular Statement 

" am't Bishop's collections, per Tabular Statement j 



Cr. 



April By Balance.... 



£616 34 

604 62 
473 33 



$1694 29 
$ 557 32 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, Fiscal Year 1887-'88. 



Cr. 



By balance per account April, 1887 

" amount received, per Tabular Statement 

" Offerings at Early Communion at Edenton, May 

20, '87 

" Donation from Rev. L. Elborn, Feb. 25, 1888 

" Jan., 1888, Coupon of Bond of #200 00 belonging to the 
Clergy Relief Fund 



April. By Balance. 



$ 299 00 
182 22 

2 23 
5 00 

8 00 

$ 496 45 

$ 461 58 



In Account with A J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1887-'88. 



Cr. 



By balance April, 1887 

" amount received, per Tabular Statement. 



\$ "4 33 
61 22 



1888. 

April. By Balance. 



I J 75 55 
$ 27 49 



to treasurer's report for fiscal year i 887-' 88. 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina, for the Church Building Fund, 



To paid appropriations ,viz: 

" St. Thomas' Church, Craven County 

' ' Church at Pantego 

" " " Snow Hill 

Treasurer's commission on receipts, $54 02 at 5 per ct 
Balance carried forward 





$ 25 00 
25 00 
25 00 

2 70 
' 52 OO 


$ 129 70 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina for the Permanent Episcopal Fund, 



May 23. To ain't transferred to credit of current Epis- 
copal and Contingent Fund by authority of the 

Council. 

July 1. To purchase of 25 Shares N. C. R. R, Stock at 

104 per cent 

Aug. 31. " Purchase of 10 Shares N. C. R. R. Stock at 

103 per cent 

" " Purchase of 15 Shares N. C. R. R. Stock at 

10 i l A P er cent 

1888. 
April " Balance carried forward 



£368 


77 


2600 


00 


1030 


00 


1548 


75 


21 


25 


&568 


77 



Dr. Dioceseof EastCarolina, Fundfor Education of Children of Dec'd Clergymen, 

I 416 00 



To paid July 1, '87, for 4 Shares N. C. R. R. stock at 104 
per cent 

" Treasurer's commissions on receipts, $190 35, at 5 
per cent 

" Balance carried forward 



9 52 
139 69 



$ 565 21 



APPENDIX B. 



In Account with A- J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1887-'' 



By Balance April, 1887 

" amount received, per Tabular Statement. 



1S88. 
April. By Balance. 



II 
Cr. 

75 68 
54 02 



\$ 129 70 



52 00 



In Account with A. J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1887-'! 



April 1887. By Balance 

July 1. By cash for 4 Matured Bonds of the City of Wil- 
mington, viz: 
No. 166, #100; No. 2, $500; Nos. 2540, 266, #1000 

each 

" 6. By cash for balance due on J. H. & M. L,. Boat- 

wright's bond, paid this day 

Aug. 27. " " for W. L,. DeRosset, Jr., bond, paid in full 



April By Balance. 



Cr. 



$ 368 77 



2600 00 

1 100 00 

1500 00 



$5568 7; 



521 25 



In Account with A J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1887-'! 



April, '87 By Balance 

July, " " Cash received for 3 City of Wilmington Ma- 
tured Bonds, Nos. 167, 16S, 246, 100 each 

By Coupons of 1250 Craven County Bonds for 1887 

" " " " " " jSSS 

" " " #300 City of Wilmington 8s for July '87 

" Dividend on 4 Shares N. C. R. R. 3 per ct, Sept. '87 

3 " M'ch '88 
" Interest on deposits in bank 



April By Balance. 



Cr. 



74 86 



300 


00 


75 


00 


/;> 


00 


12 


00 


12 


00 


12 


00 


4 


35 


$ 565 


21 



$ 139 69 



12 



Dr. 



Diocese of East Carolina for the Clergy Relief Fund, 



Aug. To cash paid for i Share N. C. R. R. Stock at 103X 

per cent 

" Treasurer's commissions on #13 72 at 5 per cent 
" Balance carried forward 



$ 103 25 

68 

92 71 

$ 196 64 



13 



In Account with A, J. DeRosset, Treasurer, for Fiscal Year 1887-'88. 



Ck. 



1887. 

April By Balance 

July " Coupons of #200 00 City of Wilmington 8 per ct I 

" March, '88, dividend, 3 per ct, on r share N. C. 
R. R. stock 

' ' Interest on deposits : 



1888 

April By Balance. 



$ 182 92 
8 00 

3 o° 

2 72 

196 64 

' 92 71 



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treasurer's supplementary report to april 30, '88. 17. 



Appendix B-II. 



Treasurer's Supplementary Report 

Showing Receipts since closing his Annual Accounts to April 
/, 1888, up to and including April jo, 1888. 



It being now required by Canon XVII, as amended by the Council of 
1887, that the Parochial Reports shall contain all information concerning 
the Parishes and Missions up to and including April 30, preceding each 
Annual Council, it seems proper that the Treasurer's Report should be 
brought to the same date, and that in future the financial year of the Diocese 
shall be made to conform to the above requirement. 

The undersigned presents therefore the following statement of receipts to 
April 30, 18S8, since the closing of his regular annual report, so that the 
financial status of each Parish and Station from which remittances have 
been received in the interim, can readily be seen as it stands on his books at 
this date. 

In addition to the figures given in the following table, $1 50 has been 
added to the Permanent Episcopal Fund, being one-half of $3, paid by Miss 
Avery on her note given before the division of the old diocese. 

Thirty dollars has been received from income of the Permanent Episcopal 
Fund by collection of the April, '88 coupon of a 6 per cent, bond of the State 
of North Carolina of $1,000. 

One hundred and fifty dollars has been added to the principal of the Clergy 
Relief Fund, being one-half of a payment by Mr. John Wilkes on acconnt 
of a judgment, belonging to that fund before division of the old diocese. 

Ten dollars has been received and remitted for the Enrolment Fund, for 
the General Missions of the Church, being two contributions of $5 each from 
Miss Annie Wood and Brent S. Drane, of St. Paul's parish, Edenton. 

Four dollars and sixty-nine cents has been received and remitted to the 
Theological Department of the University of the South, contributed by St. 
Martin's parish, Hamilton. 

After transferring to the current Episcopal and Contingent Fund of #30 
from the income of the Permanent Episcopal Fund, and of $21 84 received 
on account of assessment of communicants, and after pa3'tnent to Rev. N. 



1 8 APPENDIX B-II, 

Harding of $100, salar}' for the past fiscal year, $208 33 for the Bishop's 
salary to this date, and $14 63 Treasurer's commissions on receipts, the 
balances carried forward at this date stand as follows : 

Episcopal and Contingent Fund $ I2 3 °8 

Diocesan Missions 602 67 

Relief Fund. . . 462 23 

Student's Aid Fund 40 85 

Church Building Fund 55 65 

Permanent Episcopal Fund 22 75 

Fund for Education of Children of deceased cler- 
gymen 139. 69 

" Clergy Relief Fund 242 71 

Interest Account 2 63 

Total $1,692 26 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. J. DEROSSET, 

Treasurer. 



treasurer's supplementary report to aprie 30, '88. 19 



Table Showing Receipts Since Closing of Annual Account April 
1» '88, up to and Including April 30, '88. 



PARIHES 


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LOCATION 


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Fund < 

Diocesan 

Missions 

Relief Fund 

Students' 
Aid 
Fund 


Church 

Building 

Fund 

Bishop's 

Collections 

for 

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Commuuic'ts 
Assessment 


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St James 1 

Trinity : 


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4 90 


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St. Maiy's 

Holy Innocents 

St. yprian's 

St. John's 

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JOURNAL 



OF THE 



Sixth Annual Council 



OF THE 



Protestant Episcopal Church 



IN THE 



Diocese of East Carolina, 



HELD IN 



ST. JAMES' CHURCH, WILMINGTON, N. C, 



ON THE 



22ND, 23RD AND 24TH OF MAY, A. D. 1889, 



WILMINGTON, N. C; 

wm. i,. de rosset, jr., printer and binder 

i88q. 



Jhtmtirtmmta to §mtan$ nnt §mt$tttoitoi|. 



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Resolved, That Canon XVII. be amended by substituting for the form of 
Parochial report therein contained the form of Parochial report submitted 
by the Committee on Canons to this Council which was unanimously 
adopted. See Journal 1888. 

Resolved, That Canon IX. be amended by the addition of a section to 
read as follows : 

Sec. 4. — In case of the absence of all the members from this Diocese at 
any annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of the South 
the Bishop may appoint any Clergyman or Layman of this Diocese who 
may be present to represent this Diocese temporarily during such meeting. 

See Journal 1889. 

Resolved, That the words "a Chancellor, who shall be a member of the 
Legal profession," be inserted in Art VIII., Sec. i. of the Constitution after 
the word Diocese in the second line of said section. 

Unanimously adopted. See Journal 1889. 

Resolved, That Canon XXI. be amended by inserting the following at the 
end of Section 2. " Provided, that, without the special action of the Council 
no appropriation from either of these funds shall be made to any disabled 
Clergyman, or to a widow or orphan of any deceased Clergyman who was 
not regularly engaged in Ministerial work within the Diocese at the time 
immediately preceeding the occurence of his disablity or decease." 



EXTRACTS FROM CANONS OF THE GENERAL CHURCH 



CANON 2o, TITLE 1 

OF THE DUE CELEBRATION OP SUNDAYS. 

All persons within his Church shall celebrate and keep the Lord's Day, 
commonly called Sunday, in hearing the word of God read and taught, in 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Extracts From Canons. [May 



private and public prayer, in other exercises of devotion, and' in acts of 
charity, using all godly and sober conversation. 

CANON 12 SEC. i OF TITLE 2. 

A communicant removing from one parish to another shall procure from 
the Rector (if any) of the Parish of his last residence, or, if there be no 
Rector, from one of the Wardens, a certificate stating that jhe or she is a 
communicant in good standing ; and the Rector of the Parish or Congrega- 
tion to which he or she removes shall not be required to receive him or her 
as a communicant until such letter be produced. 



SIXTH ANUAL COUNCIL. 



lSSo.] Officers of the Council. 



pintm nf Jxn$i ©Hrtrlmn. 



BISHOP AND EXOFFICIO CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL: 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., Wilmington. 
A. D- 1889. 

PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL: 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., Chocowinity. N. C. 

SECRETARY: 

The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, Washington, N. C. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY: 

The Rev. F. N. Skinner, Hertford, N. C. 

TREASURER : 

ArmandJ. DeRosset, M. D., Wilmington, N. C. 

historiographer: 

Col. James G. Burr, Wilmington, N. C. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Committees and Trustees. [May 



STANDING COMMITTEE: 

The Rev. Joseph C. Huske, D. D., A. J. DeRosset, M. D. 
The Rev. James Carmichael, D. D., John Hughes, 
The Rev. Robert Strange. 

EXECUTIVE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE: 

The. Rev. Charles L. Arnold, George H. Roberts, 

The Rev. Robert Strange, H. R. Bryan, E. S. Hoyt. 

COMMITTEE ON CANONS: 

The Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., The Rev. J. M. Hillyar, 

The Rev. V. M. Shields, Dr. A. J. DeRosset, 

Major John Hughes. 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., William Calder, 
The Rev. Thomas Atkinson, H. G. Smallbones, 

George H. Roberts. 

STUDENTS' AID COMMITTEE: 

The Rev. Thomas Atkinson, S. J. Hinsdale, 

F. R. Rose. 

CHURCH BUILDING COMMITTEE: 

The Rev. Robert B. Drane, Wilson G. Lamb, 

The Rev. T. B. Haughton 

TRUSTEES OF THE DIOCESE: 

Rt. Rev. A. A. Watson, D. D., Hon. George Davis, 

Col. J. W. Atkinson, 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 



1889.] 



Committees and Trustees. 



TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH , 



The. Rev. V. W. Shields, 



W. B. Shepard, 
Graham Daves. 



DEPUTIES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION: 



The Rev. Jos. C. Huske, D. D., 
The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., 
The Rev. Nathaniel Harding, 
The Rev. V. W. Shields, 



A. J. DeRosset, M. D. 
John Hughes, 
A. M. Waddell, 
J. W. Atkinson. 



SUPPLEMENTARY DEPUTIES: 



The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D. 
The Rev. R. B. Drane, 
The Rev. Israel Harding, 
The Rev. Robert Strange, 



James C. McRae, 
Wilson G. Lamb, 
R. R. Gotten, 
William Calder. 



I^nlnr fnnmuHm 



APPOINTED BY THE BISHOP. 



COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS: 



The Rev. R. B. Drane, 



Du Brutz Cutlar, 
R. R.Cotten. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Trustees and Committees. [May 



NEW PARISHES: 

The Rev. F. N. Skinner, R. C. Cantwell, 

W B. Brown. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

The Rev. Luther Eborn, John Dunn, 

Henry Wingate. 

COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D., Wilson G. Lamb, 
The Rev. Chas. L. Arnold, Col. W. L. DeRosset 

The Rev. Isreal Harding, 



fnmmHte in Jj^pari k Up (IflmttH 



OF 1890- 



Executive Missionary Committee to consider method of 
raising funds for Diocesan Missions, and to report their con- 
clusions at the next Council, accompanied by a Canon cover- 
ing the same. 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 



1889.] Clergy List 



jKjtfyabsKral Jfel of lip fbrgt}< 



MAY 1889. 



[Those marked thus* were present, and f, not entitled to seats.] 

*The Rt. Rev. Alfred Augustin Watson, D. D., Wilmington. 

PRIESTS : 

The Rev. * Arnold, Charles London, Rector, St. Paul's, Wil- 
mington. 

* Atkinson, Thomas, Rector, St. John's, Fayette- 
ville. 

Benton, Angelo A., D. D , Professor University of 
the South. 

*Carmichael, Jas. , D. D. , Rector St. John's, Wil- 
mington, and Examining Chaplain. 
*Coerr, Charles Thompson, Rector St. Mark's, 
Wilmington. 

*Drane, Robert Brent, Rector St. Paul's, Edenton 
and in charge of St. John Evangelist Mission, 
Edenton. 
*Eborn, Luther, Rector St. David's Scuppernong, 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Clergy List. [May- 

Rector Grace Church, Plymouth, Rector St.. 
Luke's, Washington county, and in charge of St. 
Andrew's Mission, Columbia, 

Forbes, Edward McAstney, Rector St. Paul's,, 
Beaufort, and Examining Chaplain. 
*Harding, Israel, Rector St. Mary's, Kinston, 
Rector Holy Innocents, Lenoir county, Rector St. 
John's, Pitt county, and in charge of Missions at: 
La Grange, Snow Hill, St. Thomas, Craven 
county, Grace church, Trenton, and in the coun- 
ties of Duplin and Onslow. 

* Harding, Nathaniel, Rector St. Peter r s, Wash- 
ington, Secretary of the Council, and Examining 
Chaplain. 

*Haughton, Thomas Benbury, Rector Church of 

the Advent, Williamston, Rector St. Thomas', 

Windsor. 

*Hillyar, James Mends, Rector St. Stephens' y 

Goldsboro, and in charge of St. Gabriel's Mission, 

Faison. 

*Hughes, Nicholas Collin, D. D., Rector Trinity 

Church, Beaufort county, Rector St. Paul's, 

Greenville, Examining Chaplain and President of 

the Council. 

*Huske, Joseph Caldwell, D. D. , Rector Emeritus, 

St. John's, Fayetteville, and in charge of Christ 

Church, Rockfish, and St. Joseph's, Fayetteville. 

President of the Standing Committee. 

Jarvis, Herbert Munson, Rector Grace Church, 

Woodville, and in charge of St. Mark' 1 s Mission, 

Roxobel. 

* Price, Nymphas Edgar, Rector St. Thomas', 
Bath, Rector St. James', Beaufort county, and in 
charge of Mission at Pantego. 

*Shields, Van Winder, Rector Christ Church, 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. u 

1889. | Clergy List 

Newbern, and Examining Chaplain. 
Skinner, Henry A. 

*Skinner, Frederick Nash, Rector Holy Trinity, 
Hertford, Rector St. Mary's, Gatesville, Rector St. 
John's, Winton, and in charge of St. Barnabas, 
Mission, Mnrfreesboro. 

*Strange, Robert, Rector St. James 1 , Wilmington,, 
and Examining Chaplain. 
Thorpe, Thomas May. 

^Turner, Joseph Wilmer, Rector St. Paul's, Clin- 
ton. 

deacons: 

The Rev. Barber, Samuel Swann, Officiating at St. John's, 
Wakeville, Hyde county, St. George's, Lake 
Landing, and Missions of Swan Quarter,, Fairfield 
and Lake Comfort. 

*Cassey, Peter William, Officiating at St. Cyprian's 
Newbern. 

Hughes, Nicholas Collin, Jr., Officiating at the 
Chapel of the Cross, Aurora, and St John's, Dur* 
ham's Creek. 

*Mellichampe, Winborn Lanton, Officiating at 
South Dills and Camden Court House. 
*Morrelle, Daniel, Teaching in Wilmington. 
Windley, Robert Bowen, Officiating at Zion 
Church, Beaufort county. 

DEACONS ORDERS. 

Francis Joyner. 

LAYMEN, CANDIDATES EOR PRIEST'S ORdERS. 

Claudius F. Smith, William J. Herritage, 

DEACONS, CANDIDATES EOR PRIEST ORDERS. 

Rev. S. S. Barber, Rev. P. W. Cassey, 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr. , Rev. R. B. Windley. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Candidates and Examining Chaplains. I May 

EXAMINING CHAPLAINS. 

The Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D., The Rev. Robt. Strange. 
The Rev. E. M. Forbes, The Rev. V. W. Shields, 

The Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., The Rev. N. Harding. 



SIXTH ANUAL COUNCIL. 



13 



1889. ] 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



Jfel af JWtdp* nnb fits-stag jSMkup 



IN THE DIOCESE, 



AND OF DELEGATUS ENTITLED TO SEATS IN THE COUNCIL OF 1880. 



[Those marked thus* were present Mission Stations in Italics.] 



J. A. H. Tankard, 

F. S. Stickney, 

B. L- Perry, 
A. C. Davis, 
Alonzo Thomas, 
J. L. Gibble, 

D. W. Jarvis, 

G. L. Swindell, 
F. B. S. Jarvis. 



Chapel of the Cross, Aurora- 
Bay boro Mission. 
St. Thomas', Bath. 

B. F. Carrow, 
George O. Gaylord*. 

St. Paul's, Beaufort. 

Dr. Fdward King, 
M. C. Phelps, 
L. A. S. Karreu, 
Kay Guthrie, 

St. James, Beaufort County. 

B. F. D. Johnson. 
T. W J. Lewellyn, 



U 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates 



[May 



Joseph L. Butt, 
William M. Butt, 
Ab. Tuten 



Henry Wingate* 
W. R. Bright, 
Frederick Grist, 
W. S. Barnard, 

Julius S. Cutler, 
A. N. Cutler, 
C. E. Tankard, 
Jesse Braddy, 



J. A. Ferrell* 
A. Holmes, 



St, John's, Beaufort County. 

Thomas C. Butt. 
Edward Tripp, 

Hcnv Branch : Beaufort County. 

Trinity, Beaufort County. 

S. B. Archbell, 
Frederick Woolfendew, 
W. H. Patrick, 
Jesse B. Archbell. • 

Zion Church, Beaufort County. 

James H. Alligood, 
John W. Alligood, 
James H. Braddy, 
Bartemus Cutler. 

St Stephen's Mission, Bethel. 

St. Thomas Mission, Craven County. 

St. Paul's, Clinton. 

R. H. Holliday, 
W. G. Hubbard, 



W. B. Shepard, 
H. H. Page, 
Frank Wood, 
William J. Leary, 



S. J. Hinsdale, 
Charles Haigh, 
F. R. Rose*, 
T. D. Haigh, 

J. S- Leary, 

F. P. Williston, 
Isaac B. Hall, 

G. H. Williams, 



St. Paul's, Edenton. 

J. R. McCurdy, 
L. F. Ziegler, 
J. G. Wood, 
Jr., Thomas Thompson. 

St. John Evangelist, Edenton. 

Christ Church, Elizabeth City- 

St. Gabriels, Faison. 

St. John's, Fayetteville. 

Joseph C. McRae* 
R. P. Buxton, 
B. R. Huske* 
H. I, Marsh. 



St. Joseph's, Fayetteville. 



A. H. Dunn, 
W. B. Barge. 
D. Buxton, 
F. P. Terry. 



SIXTH ANUAL COUNCIL. 



15 



1889.] 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



T. H. Lassiter, 
R. M. Riddick, 
J. J. Catling, 



B. M. Privett, 
W. N. Barnes, 
Dr. Thomas Hill, 
George C. Boyall, 



R. R. Gotten,* 
W. B. Brown,* 
Zeon Brown, M. I)., 
Harry Skinner, 



Dr. B. L. Long, 
J. H. Martin, 
Dr. H J. Clark, 



James L. Skinner, 
C. W. Wood, 
Joseph G. Granbery, 
Dr. J. T. Smith, 



Edward Clark, M. D. 
S. T. Gaskins, 
William P. Midyett, 
Joseph C. McCland. 



St. Mary's, Gatesville. 



R. B. G. Cowper, 
A. R. Roberts, 
John Brady. 



St. Stephen's, Goldsboro. 



St. Paul's, Greenville. 



Thomas B, Hill, 
Dr. D. Cogdell, 
Col. George Collier, 
Col. I. F. Dortch. 



Charles Skinner, 

J. F. Joyner, 

Henry Harding, 

W. M. B. Brown, M. D. 



St. Martin's, Hamilton. 



J. W. Banks, 
T. E. Darden, 
N. H. Sebrell. 



Holy Trinity, Hertford. 



F. Picard, 

William Nixon, 

Henry Gilliam, 

Dr. William H. Riddick. 



St. George's, Hyde County. 

H. S. Gibbs, 
Alex. Mcjones, 
A. B. Tunnell, 

Swan Quarter, Hyde County. 

Fairfield Mission, Hyde County. 

Jamesville Mission. 



St. Mary's, Kinston. 



S. H. Abbott, 
D. F. Wooten,* 
L A. Mewborn, 
J. P. Tucker, 



G, E. Miller, 
E- J. Brooks, 
John Simpkins, 
Charles Phillips. 



i6 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates- 



[May 



Holy Innocents, Lenoir County. 

N. B. Whitfield, W. A. Jones, 

D S. Davis, J. K. Whitfield, 

A W. Whitfield, Oscar Hardy, 

C. Turner, J. C. Whitfield. 

St. John's, Makelyville. 

William C. Whitfield, M. D., F. C. Barber, 



Jones Wahab, 



John Hughes,* 
George H. Roberts,* 
John Dunn,* 
H. R. Bryan, 

H. W. Thompson,* 
A. F. Moore, 
J. B. Brown,* 
A. A. Bryan,* 



A. J. Tooley. 

St Barnabas, Murfreesboro , 

Maxton Mission. 

Christ Church, Newbern 

E- K. Bishop,* 
R. Rauson, 
R. H. Hilton, 
E B. Roberts. 

St. Cyprian's, Newbern. 



C E. Palmer, 
H. P. Kenedy, 
J. H. Fisher, 
H. H. Gaston, Jr. 

New Begun Creek Mission. 

St. John's, Pitt County. 

W S. Wooteu, J. T. Worthington, 

J, L. Tucker, W. J. H. Laughinghouse 

G. F. Smith, J. E. May, 

Fred Harding, W. H. Tripp. 

Marlboro Mission, Pitt County. 

Grace Church Plymouth. 

H A. Prince, 
C. L. Pettigrew, 
T. O. Vail. 

Christ Church, Rockfish. 

N. C 



L. L. Fagan, 

Thomas H. Armistead,* 

W. H. Ward, 

G. C. Biggs, 
C, M. Adams, 
N. W. Adams, 
Mark Morgan, 



T. Hamilton, 
Thomas Powell, 
P. H. Biggs. 



Roxobel Mission. 



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as89. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



St. Barnabas, Snow Hill. 



John Harvey/ 



St. Phillip's, Sou'thpoft. 

South Mills Mission. 

Grace Church, Trenton. 

Dr. C B. Woodley, 
E. R. Page 
Tunis' Mills Mission. 

St. Peter's, Washington. 

A. M. Buchannan, 
W. Z. Morton, 
H. F. Hancock^ 
J. D. Myers, 

St. David's, Washington County. 

S. S. Woodley, 
J. h. Hassell, 
A. Armstrongs 
W. H. Hardison, M, D , T> A. Swain. 

St. Luke's, Washington County. 

J. W. Gaylord, 



E. M. Foscue, 
J. A. Smith, 



Edmund S. Hoyt, 
T. H. B. Myers, 
H. N. Blount, 
T. E. Cutler, 

E- G. Eborn, 
A. L. Cahoon, 
A. G. Walker, 



W. A. Hodges, 
Thomas W. Blount, 



James A Chesson. 



Church of the Advent, Williamston. 



Wilson G. Lamb,* 
Joseph M. Sitterson, 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset,* 
William Calder,* 
Col. W. L. DeRosset* 
Col. J. W. Atkinson* 

W. H. Green,* 
Gabriel Holmes,* 
R. E. Heide,* 
H. G. Smallbones,* 

Du Brutz Cutlar,* 
R. C. Cantwell, 
D. H. Belden. 
R. H. Pickett,* 



Alex. H. Smith, 
Wheeler Martin. 



St. James', Wilmington. 



Dr. George G. Thomas, 
Dr. Thomas F. Wood, 
Dr. F. W. Potter, 
Norwood Giles. 



St. John's, Wilmington. 



St. Paul's, Wilmington. 



Washington Catlett, 
Dr. W. W. Harriss, 
Berry Gleaves, 
W. H. Yopp. 

N. B. Rankin, 
DeL- Evans, 
R. B. Wood, 
J. L. Boatwright, 



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DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Parishes, Missions, Delegates and Alternates. 



[May- 



Alfred Howe, 
James H. Lane, 
J. O. Nixon,* 

E. W. Gray, 
J. A. Grant, 
J. J. Jacocks, 
D. C. Winston, 

R. H. Saunders, 
S. S. Daniel, 
T. H. Debnam. 



John Brette, 



St. Mark's, Wilmington. 

Charles Mallette,* 
Henry Brown. 
J. J. Geyer. 
S. Thomas, Windsor. 

L. S. Webb, 
J. B. Gray, 
B. H. Swain, 
F. D. Winston. 



St. John's, Wint'on. 



G. H. Rogers, 
W. L. Daniel, 



Grace Church, Woodville. 



J. S. Griffin. 



SI. Paul's, Vanceboro. 



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Scale of Assessments 



:al^ o{j jt$$£$$m0ni$, 



FOR THE CURRENT YEAR UPON THE PARISHES. MISSIONS AND 
CONGREGATIONS OF THE DIOCESE. 



Aurora ,$ 15 00 

Avoca 10 00 

St. Thomas', Bath 15 00 

Bayboro Mission 5 00 

St. Paul's, Beaufort 30 00 

St. James', Beaufort Co......... 12 00 

S.John's, " " 15 00 

Trinity, " " 40 00 

Zion, " " 20 00 

Grace, Bertie Co 40 00 

St. Paul's, Clinton. 30 00 

St. Paul's, Edenton 75 00 

St. John Evangelist, Edenton.. 5 00 

Christ Church, E. City 75 00 

Fairfield Mission 10 00 

Faison Mission 10 00 

St. John's, Fayetteville 200 00 

St. Joseph's, " 15 00 

St. Mary's, Gatesville 15 00 

St Peter's Mission, Gates Co. 10 00 

St. Stephen's, Goldsboro 50 do 

St. Paul's, Greenville 30 00 

St. Martin's, Hamilton......... 15 00 

Haw Branch Mission 2 00 

Holy Trinity, Hertford 50 00 

St. George's, Hyde Co 30 00 

St. Mary's, Kinstou 25 00 

Holy Innocents, Lenoir Co... 15 00 

St. John's, Makelyville 10 00 



St. Barnabas', Murfreesboro..$ 5 co 

Newbegun Creek Mission 500 

Christ Church, Newbern 225 00 

St. Cyprian's, Newbern 10 00 

Marlboro Mission, Pitt Co 5 00 

S.John's, Pitt Co 30 00 

Grace, Plymouth 20 00 

Christ Church, Rockfish 25 00 

Roxobel Mission 5 00 

St. David's, Scuppernong 40 00 

Maxton Mission 5 00 

St. Phillip's, Smith ville 10 00 

St Barnabas', Snow Hill 5 00 

South Mills Mission 10 00 

Swan Quarter, Hyde Co 5 00 

Grace Mission, Trenton 10 00 

Tunis Mills Mission 5 00 

St. Paul's, Vanceboro 5 00 

St. Peter's, Washington 100 00 

St. Luke's, Washington Co... 10 00 

Advent, Williamston.. 20 00 

St. James', Wilmington 450 00 

St. Paul's, " 100 00 

St. John's, " no 00 

St. Mark's, " 20 00 

St. Thomas', Windsor 40 00 

St. John's, Winton r 3 00 

#2,152 00 



The foregoing scale is only recommendatory in so far as applicable to 
Mission Stations. 

Note. — The assessment on individual communicants of twenty-five cents 
each was continued for the current year. 



zo DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA.. 



First Day, Organization. [May 



JOURNAL 



OF THE 



yrntti&tig* af % Stmiptf of 1889* 



FIRST DAY. 

Diocese of East Carolina, ^ 

St. James' Church, Wilmington, N. C, > 

May 22d, 1889. j 

The Sixth Annual Council of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, in the Diocese of East Carolina, assembled in St. 
James' Church at 10 a. m. 

The Rt. Rev. the Bishop of the Diocese read the L/itany 
and called the Council to order. 

The Secretary called the roll and the following Clergymen 
answered to their names. 

The Rt. Rev. Alfred A. Watson, D. D., 
The Rev. Chas. L. Arnold, 
14 " Thos. Atkinson, 
" " James Carmichael, D. D., 
" " P. W. Cassey, 
" Chas. T. Coerr, 



SIXTH ANUAI, COUNCIL. 



1889.] Opening Service. 



" Robt. B. Drane, 

u Luther Eborn, 

" " Israel Harding, 

" " Nathaniel Harding, 

" Thos. B. Haughton, 

" James M. Hillyar, 

41 " N. C. Hughes, D. D., 

" Jos. C. Huske, D, D., 

" W. L. Mellichampe, 

u N. E. Price, 

u V. W. Shields, 

41 F. N. Skinner, 

" Robert Strange, 

" ll Jas. W. Turner. 

The roll of Delegates who had presented certificates of 
election, was then called, and the following answered to their 
names : 

George O. Gaylord, Henry Wingate, F. P. Williston, R. 
R. Gotten, W. B. Brown, D. F. Wooten, John Hughes, Geo. 
H. Roberts, John Dunn, E. K. Bishop, H. W. Thompson, I. 
B. Brown, Thos. S. Armistead, Wilson G. Lamb, Dr. A. J 
DeRosset, Col. W. L. DeRosset. Col. J. W. Atkinson, W. H. 
Green, Gabriel Holmes, R. E. Heide, H. G. Smallbones, R. 
H. Pickett. 

A quorum being present, on motion the Council took a 
recess for the purpose of holding Divine Service. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. R. B. Drane and the 
Rev. N. Harding. The Ante Communion service was read 
by the Rt. Rev. the Bishop, the Epistle being read by the 
Rev. Dr. Hughes, and the Gospel by the Rev. Dr. Huske. 
The sermon was preached by the Rev. Thomas Atkinson 
from St. John's Gospel, i8th Chap. 37th Verse. 

The offerings of the congregation were received for the 
Society for the increase of the Ministry. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Election of Officers- Committees Appointed. [May 

The Holy Communion was administered by the Bishop 
assisted by the Rev. Drs. Huske and Hughes and the Rev. 
Mr. Shields. 

After Divine Service the Council re-assembled, the Bishop 
in the Chair. 

Rev. Dr. Huske nominated Rev. Dr. Hughes for President 
of the Council. On motion the ballot was dispensed with 
and he was unanimously elected. 

The Rev. N. Harding was nominated for Secretary. On 
motion the ballot was dispensed with and he was unanimously 
elected. 

At the request of the Secretary the Rev. F. N. Skinner 
was appointed as his assistant. 

W. H. Green moved that visiting Clergymen from other 
Dioceses, and Clergy from this Diocese but not entitled to 
seats be invited to honorary seats in this Council. Carried. 

The Bishop appointed the following Committees. 

COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS. 

Rev. R. B. Drane, Du Brutz Cutler, 

R. R. Cotten. 

COMMITTEES ON NEW PARISHES. 

Rev. F. N. Skinner, R. C. Cantwell, 

W. B. Brown. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Rev. Luther Eborn, John Dunn, 

Henry Wingate. 

STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

Rev. Dr. Carmichael, W. L. DeRosset, 

Rev. C. L. Arnold, Wilson G. Lamb. 

Rev. I. Harding, 

Rev. Dr. Huske presented and read the following report of 



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1*89. 1 Report of the Committee on Canons. 



the Committee on Canons and the appended resolution was 
adopted. 

Report of the Committee on Canons to the Council of i88g : 

The Committee on Canons, to whom were referred the resolution offered 
by the Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., and the substitute proposed by Rev. N. 
C. Hughes, Jr., (printed on page 34 of the Journal of 1888) on the subject of 
appropriations from the Fund for Relief of Disabled Clergymen and 
Widows and Orphans of Deceased Clergymen, respectfully report : 

While the Committee repeat their objection to the limitation of the use of 
the fund in all cases in which the disabled or deceased Clergyman has not 
been, for at least three years prior to such disability or decease, regularly 
engaged in the Ministerial work of the Diocese, they are decidedly of the 
opinion that some limitation, such as is proposed in the substitute of Rev. 
N C. Hughes, Jr., ought to govern appropriations from the Fund in ques- 
tion so that no disabled clergyman or the family of any deceased clergyman 
who shall (previously to his disability or disease) have voluntarily with- 
drawn from the service of the Church within the Diocese, shall participate 
in the benefit of the said fund, reserving, however to the Council the power 
of ordering otherwise in any case in which they may think proper to waive 
the proposed limitation. 

The Committee take the opportunity of expressing its opinion that a 
similar rule should apply also to appropriations from the Fund for the Edu- 
cation of Children of deceased Clergymen of the Diocese, as to which no 
action has been proposed; and they recommend the adoption of the follow 
ing resolution providing for an amendment of the Canon on the subject 
under discussion, viz : 

Resolved, That Canon XXI be amended by inserting the following at the 
end of Section 2 : 

" Provided that, without the special action of the Council, no appropria- 
" tion from either of these Funds shall be made to any disabled Clergyman 
"or to a widow or orphan of any deceased Clergyman, who was not regu-, 
" larly engaged in Ministerial work within the Diocese at the time innnedi- 
" ately preceding the occurrence of his disability or decease." 

The Bishop appointed the following 

COMMITTEE ON CANONS : 

Rev. Jos. C. Huske, D. D., Dr. A. J. DeRosset, 
Rev. James M. Hillyar, Major John Hughes, 

Rev. Van Winder Shields. 

The Treasurer presented his report. Appendix B. 



24 DIOCFSE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Ueport of Committee on Finance, [May 



Rev. Dr. Hughes presented and read the following report 
of the Committee on Finance : 

The Finance Committee respectfully report that they have examined the 
securities in the hands of the Treasurer ; the balance of cash on hand as 
shown by his bank book, and his vouches for disbursements, and find the 
same correct and in accordance with his printed report. 

N. COLLIN HUOHES, Chairman. 

The Treasurer submitted the following additional report, 
which was referred to the Committee on Finance : 

To the Council of the Diocese of East Carolina : 

The undersigned begs leave to report that, since the close of his Annual 
Accounts for the past fiscal year, he has received from the Hon. Kemp P. 
Battle, Executor of the late Miss Mary Ruffin Smith, in part payment of 
the share in her estate, to which it has been recently determined that this 
D'ocese is entitled, as lollows : 

North Carolina State 4 per cent, bonds of the par value of $3,400; costing 
#3, r62, and $1,000 in cash. Also the sum of $68, collected for the January 
'89, coupons of said bonds, and $241,25 on account of rent of lands of the 
said estate. 

The appropriation of this important addition to the assets of the Diocese, 
together with other amounts to be hereafter received from the same source, 
awaits the action of the Council. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A.' J. DKROSSET, Treasurer. 

Wilmington, N. C, May 22, 1889- 

Col. W. L. DeRosset offered the following preamble and 

resoltion : 

This Council having been informally notified of the appointment of a 
committee, by the Convention of the Diocese of North Carolina, to lay be- 
fore this Council certain matters of interest. 

Resolved, That all questions submitted by said committee relating to 
finances be referred to the Finance Committee ; all other matters which 
may be likewise submitted be referred to the Committee on the State of the 
Church. Adopted. 

Col. DeRosset moved that the hours of meeting be from 10 
to 1 in the morning and from 4 to 7 in the afternoon. 
Carried. 

Council adjourned to 4 p. m. 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL £5 



Report of the Trustees of the Diocese. 



Wednesday, 4 p. m. 

The Council reassembled, the Bishop in the chair. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson presented and read the following 
report of the Trustees of the Diocese : 

The Trustees of the Diocese of East Carolina respectfully report : 

That the Committees appointed by the two Dioceses of North and East 
Carolina in the matter of the will of Miss Mary Ruffin Smith, deceased, 
having met and conferred upon the subject, and finding that each com- 
mittee maintained unyieldingly the claims of its own Diocese, came to the 
conclusion that the best course or procedure was to institute an amicable 
suit in the shape of a controversy without action before the courts of the 
State in order to the determination of their respective rights. 

This was accordingly done. The suit was argued before Judge Graves of 
the Superior Court, the Trustees of the Diocese of East Carolina being plain* 
tiffs, and the Trustees of the Diocese of North Carolina defendants. The 
decision of the court was in favor of the plaintiffs. An appeal having been 
taken to the Supreme Court the decision of the lower tribunal was 
affirmed. 

One troublesome subject of dispute was removed b)- the action of the 
counsel on the part of the Diocese of North Carolina, who consented that if 
a decision should be rendered in favor of the Diocese of East Carolina the 
division of the property should be made on the basis of equality. It was 
accordingly so determined by the court. 

The result has been the acquisition by the Diocese of East Carolina of 
one half of Miss Smith's estate. The exact value of this half cannot yet be 
ascertained, the property consisting in part of land, which it may be best to 
sell, and in part of debts due the estate. To simplify the process of trans- 
fer by making one signature suffice for the receipts, your Trustees author- 
ized the Treasurer of the Diocese to receive and receipt for any funds which 
the executor of Miss Smith might be prepared to pay over. About $4,000 
in round numbers has thus far been received. 

Your Trustees would recommend, in view of the great difficulty of giving 
adequate attention to landed property at such a distance, and the expenses 
of a reliable agency, that in the interest of this Diocese its share of the real 
estate of Miss Smith be sold as soon as this can be advantageously done 

Resolved, That the Trustees of this Diocese shall co-operate with the 
Trustees of the Diocese of North Carolina in the effort to sell the real estate 
belonging to the estate of the late Miss Mary R. Smith, in which the two 
Dioceses are equalty interested. 

Resolved, That the Trustees of this Diocese be, and they are hereby, em- 
powered and directed, at such time, in such way, and upon such terms as 



26 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee on Unfinished Business. Resolutions. [May 



they may deem best and most advantageous, to sell and dispose of all the 
lands and real estate in which this Diocese is interested under the will of 
the late Miss Mary Ruffin Smith, and the judgment of the Supreme Court 
of the State. And to that end they are hereby authorized and empowered 
to employ such agents and attorneys, and to pay them such compensation 
as they may deem necessary and proper. 

ALFRED A. WATSON, 

GEORGE DAVIS, 

JOHN WILDER ATKINSON, 

The resolutions were adopted. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson offered the following resolution, which 

was adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Diocese of East Carolina are due and 
are hereby gratefully tendered to the Hon. George Davis, Major John 
Hughes and Hon. William B. Rodman for their wise legal counsel in the 
matter of the rights of this Diocese under the will of the late Miss Mary 
Ruffin Smith. And especially are we under deep obligations to Mr. Davis 
and Major Hughes for their successful conduct of the suit in the Superior 
and Supreme Courts of the State in regard thereto. 

The Rev. Luther Eborn read the following report of the 
Committee on Unfinished Business, and the appended resolu- 
tion was adopted : 

The Committee on Unfinished Business beg leave to report that they find 
on page 24 of Journal of the Council of 188S the following resolution of Col. 
W. L. DeRosset, to be referred to the Committee on Canons : " Resolved, 
That Article VIII, Section I of the Constitution be amended by inserting 
after the word Diocese "a Chancellor who shall be a member of the legal 
profession.' " On page 33 it appears that the Committee on Canons recom- 
mended to the Council the adoption of said resolution. No action being 
taken in the case by the last Council, the committee therefore offer the 
resolution that this Council take the subject into consideration. 

LUTHER EBORN, 
HENRY WINGATE, JR., 
JOHN DUNN. 

Col. W. L. DeRosset offered the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the words " a Chancellor who shall be a member of the 
legal profession " be inserted in Article VIII, Section I of the Constitu- 
tion, after the word Diocese in the second line of said section. 

Carried unanimously on vote by orders. 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL 2? 



J.S89.] Report of the Committee on Electins, Etc. 



The Bishop appointed the following Finance Committee : 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., William Calder, 
Rev. Thomas Atkinson, H. G. Smallbones, 

George H, Roberts. 

On motion of W. H. Green, Mr. J. I. McRee, reporter for 
the Churchman, was invited to a seat at the Secretary's 
table. 

Rev. Robert B. Drane presented the following report of 
the Committee on Elections, and the appended resolution 
was adopted : 

Report of the Committee on Elections : 

In the case of John Harvey, present and claiming to be a delegate, we 
find not a Canonical Certificate. 

From the assurance of the brother himself and an informal certificate of 
his election, given by the Minister in charge of his Church, your Committee 
are convinced that he was duly elected. We therefore recommend the fol- 
lowing : 

Resolved, That John Harvey be recognized as a delegate to this Council 
from St. Barnabas Mission, Snow Hill, and that his name be entered upon 
the Roll of Members. 

For the Committee. ROBERT B. DRANE, 

R. R. COTTEN. 

Wilmington, N. C, May 226!, 1889. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson presented the following report of the 

Committee to Report on the Matter of Assessment for the 

Episcopal and Contingent Fund : 

Report of the Committee to Report on the Matter of Assessment for the 
Episcopal and Contingent Fund : 

Your Committee appointed to consider the expediency of levying a uni- 
form annual assessment of one dollar upon each Communicant to provide 
for the Episcopal and Contingent Expenses of the Diocese, respectfully 
report : 

After earnest and careful consideration, your committee unanimously 
recommend to the Council a capitation tax of one dollar per annum upon 
each Communicant in this Diocese as the surest mode of providing for the 
Episcopal and Contingent expenses of the Diocese for the ensuing year. 

Experience has proven that the arbitrary assessment of parishes always 



iS DIOCESE OF EAST CAROIJNVt.. 



Report on the Matter of Assessment. [May- 



fails to raise the amount of money estimated to be necessary to cover the 
expenses. 

Unhappily men are apt to be indifferent about giving to any object not 
presented to them as of personal obligation, and because of this indiffer- 
ence, rather than from any positive disinclination, many of the members of 
our communion give nothing to these expenses, while yet abundantly able 
to do so. Some perchance less zealous for the honor of their Diocese than 
they should be very willingly leave to others, more sensitive to duty, the 
payment of their Parish assessment, it not being presented to them, as a 
matter of personal obligation, in which every member of the Parish is 
interested 

In urging the capitation tax we do not lose sight of the fact that there is 
great difference in the ability of our Parishes financially, and we admit that 
this fact would seem to present a strong argument against the mode of uni- 
form taxation recommended by us, but we think this is merely an argument 
against a hi«h capitation tax. 

The objection from this standpoint is removed when we place this tax at 
one dollar per annum, which is less ihan two cents per week, and this small 
sum we are persuaded ninety-nine per cent, of the Communicants of this- 
Church can pay without serious inconvenience. 

Because some of our Communicants are very poor, and indeed themselves 
require aid from their more fortunate brethren, we do not regard such fact 
as properly exempting them from the operation of this tax We think that 
all who "profess and call themselves Christians " should give something 
towards the cause of Christ, and the advancement of his Church The poor 
Widow cast into the Treasury all she had, and was commended by our 
Blessed Lord, who declared she had given more than they who gave largely 
of their abundance. Possibly this poor Widow was herself an object of 
charity, and received aid from those more abundantly provided, but even if 
so, she was not relieved of the duty of giving of her penury. 

" The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the child- 
ren of light." The State Government lays a small capitation tax on every 
citizen, whether he be poor or rich, for it seems meet and right that all who 
enjoy the benefits of good government should pay something for those 
benefits. We are persuaded no man fully appreciates the blessings he 
enjoys, in Church or State, if they cost him nothing. 

We have among us many secular Beneficial Societies, the members of 
which are composed of rich and poor, and the poor are in many instances 
supported in whole or in part by the richer members; and yet, every mem- 
ber of the Society is required to pay the same capitation tax for the main- 
tenance of the Society, and failure to pay, cuts off the delinquent from the 
benefits of the organization. 



SIXTH ANUAIv COUNCIL. 29 



Report on the Matter of Assessmeut. 



We do not deny that many good reasons may he urged against this personal 
assessment, but any mode of assessment does bear hardly in particular 
cases, and we are satisfied the capitation tax now recommended is at least 
as free from hardship as any other, and is much more likely to be success- 
ful than any other. This personal assessment will tend to impress upon 
each Communicant his own duty to aid in the support of the Episcopate, 
which we all profess to believe essential to the very being of Christ's 
Church, and we think will also draw the Laity more closely to the Episcopal 
office itself. 

Your committee recommend the adoption of the following resolutions. 

1 st. Resolved, That to provide for the Episcopal and Contingent Expen- 
ses of the Diocese, for the ensuing Conciliar year, a tax of one dollar per 
capita shall be levied on each Communicant in this Diocese, to be paid 
quarterly in sums of twenty-five cents each. 

2d. Resolved, That each Rector of a Parish, or Minister in charge of a 
Mission Station, shall assign to some suitable member of his Parish or 
Mission the duty of collecting this quarterly assessment, which when col- 
lected, said Rector or Minister in charge shall promptly remit to the Treas- 
urer of the Diocese. 

3d. Resolved, That each Parish and Mission Station shall be charged by 
the Treasurer of the Diocese, as its quota toward providing for the Episco- 
pal and Contingent Expenses for the ensuing year, one dollar per capita 
for every Communicant reported to this Council as of such Parish or Mis- 
sion Station, and such Parish or Mission Station shall be credited with re- 
mittances made as provided for in resolution No. 2. 

4th. Resolved, That no Parish or Mission Station shall be entitled to Lay 
representation in the Diocesan Council, unless previously to the assembling 
of such Council the full capitation tax above provided for shall have been 
paid to the Treasurer of the Diocese, provided the Council may by a vote 
of two-thirds majority, suspend the operation of this Resolution, upon ap- 
plication of such delinquent Parish or Mission Station. 

J. W. ATKINSON, 
W. L. DeROSSET. 
H. G. SMALLBONES, 

The appended resolutions were referred to the Committee 
on Finance with the request that they report upon the same 
on Friday morning, and that their report be made the order 
of the day at 10 A. M. 

On motion the Council adjourned. 



DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Second Day's Proceedings- [May 



SECOND DAY. 

Thursday, May 23d, 10 a. m. 
The Bishop called the Council to order. 

The Secretary called the roll, and the following not present 
yesterday answered to their names : 

James C. McRae, F. R. Rose, B. R. Huske, J. O. Nixon, 
Charles Mallette, John Harvey, W. H. Yopp. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. Carmichael, S. S. Nash, Commis- 
sioner from the Diocese of North Carolina, was invited to an 
honorary seat. 

Rev. Dr, Carmichael moved that S. S Nash be invited to 
address the Council immediately after the reading of the 
Bishop's address. Carried. 

The Bishop read his address (see Appendix A.) 

Dr. DeRosset moved that the Bishop's address be referred 
to the Committee on the State of the Church, and that so 
much of it as relates to the will of Miss Mary Ruffin Smith 
be referred to the Committee on Finance. Carried. 

Rev. Dr. Carmichael moved that that portion of the 
Bishop's address relating to the payment of expenses of one 
Lay Deputy to the General Convention be referred to the 
Committee on Canons. Carried. 

S. S. Nash, Commissioner from the Diocese of North 

Carolina, addressed the Council, asking an appropriation 

from the legacy of Miss Mary R. Smith for the Parish at 

Chapel Hill, and read the following report of the action of 

that Diocese. 

The Committee to whom was referred the resolutions of Rev. J. B. Ches- 
hire concerning the proposed celebration of the Centennial of the First 
Convention of Churchmen in North Carolina and the appointment of a 
Committee for arranging the celebration; 



SIXTH ANUAL COUNCIL. 



JSS9.J Centennial Celebration Report of the Standing Committee. 



Respectfully report that they approve of such celebration and of the 
appointment of a Committee of seven to make the proper arrangements 
for carrying it into effect 

J. Buxton. 

Mr. Cheshire's resolutions: 

Whereas, The first attempt to organize the Church in North Carolina 
was by a convention held in Tarboro in the year 1790. 

1st Resolved, That the convention of 1890 be held in Calvary Church, 

Tarboro, on the day of May, rSgo, and that a Committee be appointed 

to arrange a proper celebration of the Centennial of the First Convention 
of Churchmen in North Carolina. 

2d. Resolved, That the 9aid Committee be instructed to extend an invita- 
tion in the name of this Diocese to the Diocese of East Carolina to partici- 
pate in the celebration and to appoint a committee of arrangements to 
co-operate with the Committee of this convention. 

3d. Resolved, That the said Committee be empowered to consult with 
the Bishop and Convention of East Carolina and to agree upon a da)- for 
holding the Convention of 1890 ; that both the said conventions may meet 
upon the same day, and the Convention of East Carolina in some place 
from which, after transacting its regular business, the members can proceed 
to Tarboro, and that the celebration of said centennial begin Friday of Con- 
vention week and conclude with religious services on Sunday. 

4th. Resolved, That upon such agreement between the committees of the 
two Dioceses being certified to the Bishop, he is hereby anthorized to call the 
Convention of the Diecese to meet upon the day agreed upon. 

5th. Resolved, That the Committee be authorized to make all necessary 
arrangements for proposed services, addresses, papers, etc., at such celebra- 
tion ; to appoint local committees to co-operate in necessary details, and 
generally to take steps to secure the becoming commemoration of this inter- 
esting event. 

Col. J. W. Atkinson offered resolution appended to report 
of Trustees, read yesterday. Carried. 

Rev. Dr. Huske read the report of the Standing Com- 
mittee : 
Report of Standing Committee for the year 1888-89. 

The Standing Committee respectfully report their transactions for the 
past year as follows: 

At Fayetteville, in St John's Church, May 24, 1S8S, the Committee 
organized by the election of Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., as President, and 
A. J. DeRosset, as Secretary, 



32 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Report of the Standing Committee. Report of Church Building Committee. [May 

Testimonials were signed, recommending Mr. F. N. Skinner for admis- 
sion to the Order of Deacons. 

Consent was given to the ordination of Mr. W. L- Mellichampe within 
oie year from the time of his admission as a candidate for Deacon's Orders. 

At Wilmington, June 28, 1888, the Canonical testimonial was signed 
recommending Mr. Mellichampe to the Bishop for ordination as Deacon. 

Consent was given to the consecration of Rev. George McClellan Fiske 
as Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac. 

The Committee unanimously approved of a schedule proposed by the 
Bishop for the disbursement of the appropriation of $800 within this Diocese, 
received from the Board of Managers of the Domestic and Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society, in accordance with Title III, Canon VII, Sec. I, Article 6, 
of the Digest. 

At Wilmington, December 5, 1888, the Canonical testimonial was signed, 
recommending Mr. W. J. Herritage for admission to the Order of Deacons 
after the lapse of one year from the date of his admission as a candidate. 

Consent was given and the testimonial signed for the ordination to the 
Priesthood of the Rev. Fred N. Skinner, after the lapse of six months from 
the date of his ordination to the Diaconate. 

Consent was given to the consecration of the following Bishops elect, viz: 
Rev. Leighton Coleman, S. T. D., as Bishop of the Diocese of Delaware; 
Rev. Boyd Vincent, as assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio ; 
Rev. J. Mills Kendrick, D. D., as Missionar}* Bishop in the jurisdiction of 
New Mexico and Arizona. 

At Wilmington, February 6, 1889, consent was given to the consecration 
of the following Bishops elect, viz: Rev. Charles Chapman Grafton for the 
Diocese of Fond du Lac ; Rev. Cyrus Fred. Knight, D. D., D. C. L., for the 
Diocese of Milwaukee. 

J. C. HUSKE. 

Rev. Robert B. Drane presented and read the report of the 
Church Building Committee. 

Report of the Church Building Committee : 

Since last report the Church Building Committee has appropriated for a 
Mission Chapel in Cumberland county, $25 ; for St. Thomas', Craven 
county, $25 ; for St. Paul's, Vanceboro, $25. This leaves a balance in hand 
of $4, 1 2. 

It is remarkable that the contributions to this Fund have been about 
equalled by those reported from this Diocese to the American Church 
Building Fund. 

Now, to give to the latter is optional, to give to the former is by the law 
required, since Canon XX makes it the duty of every Clergyman to call on 
the Parishes and Missions under his charge for contributions (by collection 



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1889.] University of the South. 



or otherwise) to this Fund. Is a church at liberty to give to the American 

Fund without attending to the Diocesan ? 
" Charity begins at home." In this case it is the law of love which would 

lead us to help our Diocesan Church Building Fund. 

A. A. WATSON, 
T. B HAUGHTON, 
WILSON G. LAMB, 
ROBERT P.. DRANE. 

On motion of Rev. Robert Strange, the report was recom- 
mitted to the Committee for modifications. 

Dr. DeRosset read the following Trustee's Report of the 
University of the South for 1889 to the Council of East Car- 
olina, which was on motion referred to the Trustees of the 
University of the South for this Diocese: 

Trustees'" Report of the University of the South for 1889, for the Diocese 
of East Carolina. 

During the past year the work of the University has been eminently suc- 
cessful, considering the circumstances under which it has been conducted. 

The fact cannot be too often repeated to the various Dioceses from which 
the University draws its principal patronage, and to which its looks princi- 
pally for support, that no institution of higher learning can be permanently 
conducted without endowment. The question is often asked why the 
Grammar Schools of our Church are so successful, and why our Colleges 
and Universities seem to drag out a miserable existence. 

The answer is simple It is, that the Preparatory Schools are more than 
self-supporting, while Colleges, apart from endowment or State subsidy, 
cannot possibly support themselves. 

The support of the University of the South so far has been from the sur- 
plus of its very flourishing Grammar School Department But this state of 
affairs cannot last much longer. There is even now a crying need for 
decent buildings to house our students for educational and spiritual pur- 
poses. We sorely need better class-rooms and better chapel accommo- 
dations. 

A step is being taken ic this direction through the agency of Mr. Silas 
McBee, under the order of the Board of Trustees at its meeting in August. 
188S. Mr. McBee, it is understood, has subscriptions looking towards per- 
manent endowment of the University to the amount of about fifty thousand 
dollars, but this is scarcely the beginning of the endowment that is actually 
needed to make a complete success of this valuable institution. The effort 
in this direction should not begin to cease until a quarter of a million of 
dollars has not only been subscribed, but has been actuall}- collected. 



34 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



University of the South. [May 



THEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT. 

In lieu of a vested endowment for the support of the Theological Depart- 
ment, the various Dioceses interested in the work at Sewanee have under- 
taken to subscribe enough each year to support this Department. The 
Theological Department submits a statement of receipts up to date, and 
respectfully requests the Council to carefully consider the same. As 
little interest has been manifested by many Parishes and some Dioceses in 
the matter of the support of the Theological Department, the present plan 
of support has nevertheless proved itself an entirely practicable one. The 
Professors have never received the full amount of salaries promised them, 
but they have succeeded in living upon what they have received, and they 
feel that all that is required to enable them to do so with less anxiety and 
more comfort is only that what is being done should be done with a little 
more certainty and regularity. We have the right to ask that the Church 
shall assure itself whether the Department is not faithfully and loyally 
discharging the trusts committed to it ; and if it is doing so, then that the 
obligation to support it shall be remembered and met. No very great in- 
crease of even the present interest and efforts in its behalf is needed to very 
materially lighten its difficulties and increase its efficiency ; and we pray 
the Couucil and the individual members of it to exert themselves to that end. 

Receipts from the Diocese of East Carolina to date $ 78 05 

" " all the Dioceses to date 2,73869 

Amount of assessment of the Diocese of East Carolina 300 00 

" of all the Dioceses 5,000 00 

Mrs. R. B. Windley, Bunyan $ 1 00 

Grace Parish, Bertie county 6 00 

Hamilton 7 40 

Edenton 18 65 

vS. James, Wilmington 25 00 

" 20 00 

$78 05 

The Bishop read a letter from the Rev. Walter J. Smith 
inviting the Council to meet next year in St. Martin's Par- 
ish, Hamilton, which was referred to the Committee on the 
State of the Church. 

The Rev. V. W. Shields offered the following resolution, 
which was, on motion, referred to the Committee on Canons: 

JHesolved, That Canon IX be amended by the addition of a section to 
read as follows . "Section 4. In case of the absence of all the members 



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1889.] Report Church Building' Com. Report of Com on State of the Church. 



from this Diocese at any annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the 
University of the South, the Bishop may appoint any Clergyman or Lay- 
man of this Diocese who may be present to represent this Diocese tempo- 
rarily during such meeting." 

The Rev. R. B. Drane presented a modified report of the 

Church Building Committe. 

Report of the Church Building Committee : 

Since last report the Church Building Committee has appropriated for a 
Mission Chapel in Cumberland county, $25 ; for St. Thomas' , Craven 
county. $25 ; for St. Paul's, Vanceboro, $25. This leaves a balance in 
hand of $4. 12. 

A. A. WATSON. 
T. B. HAUGMTON, 
WILSON G. LAMB, 
ROBERT B. DRANE. 

William H. Green nominated Dr. A. J. DeRosset for 
Treasurer. 

On motion, the ballot was dispensed with, and he was 
unanimously elected. 

On motion, the Council adjourned to 4 p. m. 

Thursday, 4 p. m. 

The Council reassembled, the Bishop in the chair. 

R. R. Cotten invited the Council to hold its next session 
in St. Paul's Parish, Greenville. 

On motion of Thos. S. Armistead, the invitation was ac- 
cepted. 

The Rev. Dr. Carmichael presented and read the following 
subsidiary report of the Committee on the State of the 
Church, and the appended resolutions were adopted by a 
rising vote. 

Your committee, to whom was referred the action of the Convention of 
the Diocese of North Caroliua in regard to a centennial celebration of the 
first Convention of Churchmen ever held in this State conveyed to this 
Council by their commissioner, S. S. Nash, Esq., duty appreciating the 
motives which iniated the movement, and cordially responding to the fra- 



36 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Diocese of North Carolina. Finance Committee Eeport. [May- 



tern al courtesy embodied in the overture, respectfully submit the following 
resolutions : 

ist. Resolved, That the Diocesan Council of East Carolina cheerfully 
accept the invitation of the Diocesan Convention of North Carolina to unite 
with them in the Centennial services to be held in Calvary Church Tarboro. 

2d, Resolved, That to facilitate the attendance of the Council of this 
Diocese the 14th day of May, 1890, be fixed as the day of our next annual 
meeting, and that Greenville be the place. 

3d. Resolved, That a committee of four Presbyters and five Layman be 
appointed by the Bishop to assist in making all necessary arrangements for 
the centennial celebration — co-operating with a similar committee appointed 
by the Diocese of North Carolina. 

Further Resolved, That the Secretary of this Council be instructed to 
furnish a certified copy of these resolutions to S. S. Nash Esq., Com- 
missioner of the Diocese of North Carolina. 

Col. W. L. DeRosset offered the following resolution, 

which was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Executive Missionary Committee be instructed to 
consider fully the method of raising funds for Diocesan Missions and report 
their conclusions to the next Council, accompanied by a Canon covering 
the same. 

Carried. 

Col. W. L. DeRosset offered the following resolution: 

Resolved, That Rule of Order No. XIV, be amended by inserting in the 
first line, after the word delegates, the words "in attendance upon the 
Council. " 

Carried. 

Rev. Dr. Hughes presented the following report of the 
Committee on Finance, and the appended resolutions were 
adopted: 

The Committee on Finance have conferred with the representative from 
the Diocese of North Carolina in regard to the resolutions of that Diocese, 
asking this Council to appropriate money in aid of the support of a Rector 
for the Church at Chapel Hill, and respectfully report that, while fully 
i in pressed with the importance of the work at that point, and sure that this 
Diocese would gladly aid in its maintenance if our own needs were less 
imperative than they are, or were more fully provided for, they do not 
think any obligation to do so rests upon us, as we find, upon examining the 
will of the late Miss Mary R. Smith that she left a certain amount of 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL 3'; 



F1889.J Committee on Conference on Centennial Convention, 

property in fee to the Wardens and Vestry of the Chapel of the Cross at 
Chapel Hill, and that therefore, it would seem that she had in that bequest 
provided what she thought was proper for that purpose, and intended the 
"remainder ©f her bequest to be used in extending the work of the Church 
rin the whole State. 

We, therefore, recommend the adoption of the following; 

Resolved, That this Diocese respectfully declines to accede to the request 
of the Diocese of North Carolina to make an annual appropriation for the 
support of a Rector at Chapel Hill. 

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Council be instructed to furnish a 
copy of this report to the representative from North Carolina. 

N. C. HUGHES. 

The Rev. Dr. Hughes presented the following report from 
the Committee on Finance, and the appended resolution was 
adopted: 

The Finance Committee respectfully report that they have had under 
consideration the special report of the Treasurer which was referred to them 
and have unanimously agreed to recommend to the Council for its adoption 
the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the securities and monies received from the legacy of Miss 
Mary Ruffin .Smith, and such sums as may hereafter be received from the 
same source be applied to the increase of the Permanent Episcopal Fund. 

N. COLLIN HUGHES, 
Chairman. 

Mr. R. H. Pickett, on the part of the Parishes of St. 
James', St. John's and St. Paul's, extended an invitation to 
the Council to visit Carolina Beach at any time the Council 
may desire. 

On motion, the invitation was accepted for Saturday after- 
noon at 3 o'clock. 

The Chair appointed the following Committee to confer 
with the Committee for North Carolina as to the joint meet- 
ing in 1890. 

Rev. Dr. Hughes, Col W. h. DeRosset, 

Rev. R. B. Drane, F. R. Rose, 

Rev. Robert Strange, Wilson G. Lamb, 

Rev. N. Harding, Col. J. W. Atkinson, 

Du Brutz Cutlar. 



38 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Election of Deputies to Gen'l Convention. [May 



On motion, Henry Wingate was excused from further 
attendance. 

On motion of William Calder, the Council went into the 
election of Deputies to the General Convention. 

The Chair appointed Rev. N. E. Price and the Rev. W. 
L. Mellichampe as tellers for the Clerical vote, and Thomas 
S. Armistead and F. R. Rose as tellers for the Lay vote. 

The tellers reported the following, Deputies to the General 
Convention, elected : 

PRIMARY. 

CLERICAL. 

Rev. Jos. C. Huske, D. D., Rev. N. C. Hughes, D. D., 
Rev. Nathaniel Harding, Rev. Van Winder Shields,, 

LAY DEPUTIES. 

Major John Hughes, Col. A. M. Waddell, 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset, Col. J. W. Atkinson. 

SUPPLEMENTARY. 

CLERICAL. 

Rev. Jas. Carmichael, D. D., Rev. Robert B. Drane, 
Rev. Israel Harding, Rev. Robert Strange. 

LAY. 

James C. McRae, Wilson G. Lamb, 

R. R. Cotten, William Calder. 

On motion, the Council adjourned till to-morrow morning. 



Friday Morning, May 24th, 10 a. m. 

The Council reassembled, the Bishop in the chair. 
On motion, the roll call was dispensed with. 



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1889.] American Church Building Fund, Report of Committee on Canons. 



The minutes of yesterday's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Bishop read the report from the Diocesan Commis- 
sioner of the American Church Building Fund, which was 
ordered to be placed on the minutes. 

Report from the Diocesan Commisssoner of the American Church Build- 
ing Fund : 

The American Church Building Fund has, during the year just past, 
received contributions from the following of our churches ■ St. John's, 
Makeleyville ; Grace, Woodville ; St, Thomas', Windsor; St. James', Wil- 
mington ; St. Paul's, Edenton ; Trinity, Beaufort county ; St. Paul's, Green- 
ville ; amounting to $53.65. 

But I am not sure that this is all. Gifts should be plainly marked as 
from East Carolina. 

On January 1st, 1889, the Fund had reached $165,000, and its good work 
of helping to build churches by loans and by gifts had been still further 
blessed. 

It is commended to us by the Church, and it deserves our support both 
from the worthiness of the idea and from its good work in our midst. 
Respectfully, 

ROBERT B. DRANE, 

May 15th, 1889. Diocesan Commissioner. 

Special order of the day was on motion suspended. 
Rev. Dr. Huske read the following report from the Com- 
mittee on Canons, and the appended resolution was adopted. 

The Committee on Canons to whom was referred that portion of the 
Bishop's Address which suggests that provision be made for the expenses 
of at least one Lay Deputy to the General Convention, respectfully report 
that they have had the same under consideration, that it is not expedient 
to amend the Canon relating to that subject at the present time. 

They also report that they have considered the resolution of Rev Mr. 
Shields referred to them, proposing an amendment of Canon IX and recom- 
mend its adoption 

Resolved, That Canon IX be amended by the adoption of a section to 
read as follows: Sec. 4. In case of the absence of all the members from this 
Diocese at any annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University 
of the South the Bishop may appoint any Clergyman or Layman of this 
Diocese who may be present, to represent this Diocese temporarily during 
such meeting. 

J. C HUSKE- 



4o DIOCESE OF EAST CAROTINS. 



Report of the Committee on Finance. [May 



Major Hughes made an informal report asxt©»the settlement 
of the legacy of Miss Mary Ruffin Smith. 

Rev. Dr. Carmichael moved to make the report of the 
Committee on the Prayer Book the special order of the day 
immediately after the action on the report of the Finance 
Committee. Carried. 

Col. Atkinson moved' that the Committee o-n the North 
Carolina Scholarship in the General Theological Seminary- 
be continued. ■ Carried. 

William Calder read the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance as follows : 

Report of the Committee on Finance : 

The Committee on Finance respectfully report that they have examined 
the tabular statement of the Treasurer, showing amounts received from 
Parishes and Mission Stations from April ist, 1888, to April 30th,. 1889, and 
find there some very suggestive facts which the Council would do well to 
carefully consider. 

It should be borne in mind that owing to the change in our fiscal year 
the report covers a period of thirteen months, as compared with twelve 
mouths in previous reports 

Notwithstanding this the amounts contributed to the various funds show 
a falling off from those reported to the last Council in some very important 
particulars. 

To Diocesan Missions $.548, against $604 last year; to Relief Fund .#182, 
against $157 last year ; to Students' Aid Fund #n8, against $61 last year ; to 
Church Building Fund $72, against $54 last yean 

It has for several years past been the unpleasant duty of this Committee 
to remind the Clergy that they are required by Canon to cause either quar- 
terly or annual contribution to be made to each of these funds, and yet, of 
the forty parishes, we find only fifteen contributed to all, while fifteen con- 
tributed to some, and ten gave nothing to any of them. 

The collections by the Bishop for Diocesan Missions were only $207 
against $473 last year, and this deficit, added to that reported above, repre- 
sents a loss to the fund of about $325 for the twelve months, a lamentable 
result, to which we would call the earnest attention of the Council with a 
view to devising some means to repair this serious loss to a fund upon which 
our self-denying and already unduly stinted clergy are largely dependent. 
At the last Council there was a balance of $557 in hand available for imme- 
diate use, while now we have only $191. Of the total amount contributed 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 41 



1889.] Eeport of the Committee 011 Finance. 



to this fund one parish, representing 390 communicants, gave over one half 
Whether the remaining 3,000 communicants in this Diocese have done 
what they could we leave to your judgment and their consciences. 

It is gratifying to state that the payments on account of the annual asses- 
ments is almost exactly the amount due in the aggregate, only two parishes 
and those very feeble ones, having failed to pay anything and that the 
amount of arrears has been reduced from #960 to #775. 

The collections on account of the special assessment of 25 cents on each 
communicant has decreased from $281 to $206. If the Council sees proper 
to continue this assessment, which we do not recommend, we suggest that 
it be made due and payable on the first day of November, and that after 
that date it should be the duty of the Treasurer to urge its payment until 
the obligation is conceded. 

The Committee have carefully considered the report of the "Committee 
on the Matter of the Assessment for the Episcopal and Contingent Fund. 5 ' 
which was referred to it, and disapprove of the plan suggested by that com- 
mittee, and recommend that it be not adopted. 

They recommend the adoption of the following resolution. 

Resolved, That the special assessment of twenty-five cents on each com- 
municant be discontinued. 

Resolved, That the scale of assessments on the several Parishes for the 
current fiscal year be made 20 per cent, higher than the last assessment, 
and that a like increase be recommended as proper to be paid by the 
Mission Stations. 

We would call attention to the fact that but for the amount realized from 

the twenty-five cents assessment on each communicant the expenses of the 

Diocese for the past year would have exceeded its income by nearly $200, 

and that next year there will be the extra expenses of attendance on the 

General Convention and our quota of its expenses, so that we shall need 

about $500 more income than we had last year. Even if the addition to 

our funds from the Smith legacy prove as much as this, which is not 

probable, we suggest that it should be our policy to allow the Permanent 

Episcopal Fund to grow surely and steadily so that it may in time afford 

revenue sufficient to meet all our expenses, and leave the Parishes free from 

assessments for Diocesan purposes. 

For the Committee: 

WILLIAM C ALDER. 

Rev. Robert Strange offered the following amendment to 

the resolutions offered by the Finance Committee: 

That the basis of assessment for the current Episcopal and Contingent 
Fund be the current contributions for regular parochial purposes, to wit: 
The Communion alms, the Rector's salary, the parish expenses, as reported 



42 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Report of Committee on Prayer Book. [May 

in tabulated statement in the Journal of the preceeding year. The assess- 
ment shall be such a per cent, of said contributions as is necessary to meet 
such current Episcopal and Contingent expenses of the Diocese. 
That the assessment for the present year be 12 per cent. 

Col. W. L. DeRosset offered the following as an amend- 
ment: 

Resolved, That the Finance Committee be instructed to fix the assess- 
ment on each Parish and Mission Station, which has paid this year any- 
thing for Diocesan expenses (not including arrears), pro rata to the amount 
so paid, to aggregate not less than twenty-five hundred dollars in addition 
to the present assessment on such Parishes and Mission Stations as have 
paid nothing this year. 

Dr. A. J. DeRosset offered resolutions which were ruled 
out of order by the Chair. Appeal was made from the 
decision of the Chair and the Chair was sustained. 

Rev. C. L. Arnold moved as a substitute that the present 
scale of assessment be continued in force for the current year. 
Carried. 

The Council took a recess to 4 P. M. 



Friday, 4 p. m. 

Council reassembled, the Bishop in the chair. 

The order for the day, the report of the Committee on Pro- 
posed Changes in the Prayer Book, was called for. 

The Rev. V. W. Shields read the report, and the resolu- 
tions and memorial appended were adopted. 

To the Council of the Diocese of East Carolina; 

Wilmington, May 23rd 18S9. 

The Committee appointed by the Council of 188S to report to this Council 
on the "Proposed changes in the Prayer Book," respectfullj' offer the fol- 
lowing statements.- 

The Committee has been partly guided in its conclusions by the growing 
conviction of Churchmen on the subject that after years of work on the 
revision, the Prayer Book has not greatly gained in Liturgical Enrinch- 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 43 

1889.] Report of Committee on Prayer Book. 

tnent or in any direction save in the liberty and flexibility in the use of its 
Offices, all sufficiently secured in the change already adopted and proposed 
to be adopted at the General Convention of [S89, in the eighteen resolutions 
which are before us. 

The Committee would, therefore, recommend to the Council to approve 
the alterations and additions in the official copy of the "Notification to the 
Diocese of the Proposed Changes in the Prayer Book," which has been 
sent to all the Dioceses; and to send a memorial praying the General Com- 
vention to take certain action on the subject for the following reasons : 

A — While there are alterations and additions which have not been pro- 
posed, which seem to be desirable, the Committee is of the opinion, from 
the past history of legislation on the subject of revision, that no uniform 
and harmonious treatment of the liturgy and the offices of the Prayer Book 
can be secured in the present method of legislation. It seems to us utterly 
impossible to secure intelligent catholic and uniform action in the work of 
any Liturgical Committee which the General Convention may provide, 
when the whole subject matter must be dealt with by a popular criticism 
and vote on the part of those who have not been able to give undivided, 
intelligent and profound thought to the questions and liturgical merits in- 
volved iii alterations and additions. 

So we are in danger, and have in a measure experienced the evil, in 
getting into the Prayer Book a little here and there, of not only not getting 
what the whole Church or individuals want, but of sacrificing the hariiion3% 
both in the high literary level and liturgical impressiveness of the Book of 
Common Prayer, which make it to hold its place as the most wholesome 
and elevated standard of public worship in the language. 

B — Again, while the Committee has had no opportunity of seeing the 
report of the Committee on Revision, owing to its very recent publication, 
it understands from reliable sources, that the committee has introduced 
new matter, not committed to its consideration by the General Convention 
in the published form "Proposed alterations and additions in the Book of 
Common Prayer," Schedule B, which was before the General Convention 
of 1886; and that it has furthermore introduced or altered certain Rubrics, 
so as to appear to give them direct reference to controverted points, and to 
indicate a disregard of the general understanding of the Church, so essential 
to be preserved, that the work of revision was to be entirely free from 
party legislation and controversial ground. 

These indications, together with other considerations suggest that it will 
be extremely difficult to keep this work of revision open indefinitely, with- 
out the danger of its falling a prey to this or that "school of thought," and 
thus rending from the Prayer Book that Catholic spirit and comprehensive 
character which, leaving the detail of definition, has made it possible for it 
to hold its place as the common standard of a Priesthood and peoples of 



44 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Report of Committee on Prayer Book. [May 

widely different thought and nationality. And if those results should fol- 
low, the Committee believing it would be impossible to prevent the work 
from finally trenching also on doctrinal and theological grouud, for which 
the Church is not prepared, and on which it was understood at the begin- 
ning the work of revision was not to touch. 

C — Furthermore, the Committee would earnestly call to the mind of 
the Council the following resolutions, under the head "Mutual Relations," 
appended to the Encyclical letter of the Bishops of the Anglican Commu- 
nion, assembled a Lambeth in 1888, "That, inasmuch as the book of 
Common Prayer is not the possession of one Diocese or Province, but of all, 
and that a revision in one portion of the Anglican Communion' must, 
therefore, be extensively felt, this Conference is of opinion that no particular 
portion of the Church should undertake revision without seriously con- 
sidering the possible effect of such action on other branches of the Church." 
This resolution speaks for itself and comes from a quarter which must com- 
mand our most obedient attention. 

Without commenting on the same we would suggest that, if the work of 
revision is to go on indefinitely, the alterations to be made must be "exten- 
sively felt" and eventually so change the features of the Book of Common 
Prayer as to seriously affect its relationship to the Formularies of other 
branches of the Church, specially the Book of the Mother Church, from 
which our own is derived. Feeling therefore the fact, that owing to the 
tendencies of our National life, conservatism and care may not be among 
the virtues of future revision; and looking with gratitude to our relation- 
ship with the other branches of the Anglican Communion, and the oppor- 
tunity of its mission toward the future corporate unity of Christians of our 
Common Race, we feel that the work of revision should not be continued 
without regard to preserving the just prjportiou of our Book to the Book of 
Common P*ayer of the Church of England and other branches. The Com- 
mittee therefore asserts its conviction that blessed fruits would follow if 
this work of revision shonld be submitted to a Conference of all the 
branches of the Anglican Communion looking to an assimilation of the 
Books of the historic branches and the production of one Book of Common 
Prayer for the English speaking people throughout the world. 

Bearing in mind that while the doctrinal features and proportions of all 
the Books in question have been and may be preserved essentially the 
same, the Committee is impressed with the belief that it is the inspiring 
aspect of a "common use" in liturgical worship, and not doctrinal oneness, 
which stands for unity in the mind of the mass of man-kind, while on the 
other hand a Book representing a "common use" for all branches of the 
Church would have the tendency of preserving doctrinal unity, and of holding 
together more firmly different schools of theological opinion, having as it 
would the sanction and authority of the whole Anglican Communion behind 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 45 



iSSd.] Report of Com. on Prayer Book with Memorial to Gen'l Convention. 

it. The Committee therefore offer the following resolutions and memorial: 
Resolved, That the Diocese of East Carolina hereby approves the altera- 
tions and additions in the Book of Common Prayer, submitted in the 
eighteen resolutions incorporated in the "Notification to the Dioceses," sent 
down by the General Convention. 

Resolved, That the Secretary is instructed to communicate this action to 
the Secretary of the General Convention, 

MEMORIAL TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE PROTES- 
TANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH. 

The Diocese of East Carolina sends Greeting: 

The Diocese of East Carolina deprecating the indefinite continuance of 
the agitation of the subject of the revision of the Book of Common Prayer, 
without reference to its effects in other branches of the Anglican Com- 
munion, would respectfully memorialize the General Convention praying 
the consideration of the following plea; and the resolution appended to the 
Encyclical letter of the Bishops assembled at the Lambeth Conference in 
1888, under the head ''Mutual Relations." towit: 

"That inasmuch as the Book of Common Prayer is not the possession of 
one Diocese or Province, but of all, and that a revision in one portion of 
the Anglican Communion, must therefore be extensively felt, this Con- 
ference is of opinion that no particular portion of the Church should under- 
take revision without seriously considering the possible effect of such action 
on other branches of the Church." 

Without commenting on the resolution which comes to the Church from 
so venerable a source on the subject of revision, but bearing in mind the 
significant suggestion which speaks in it, and believing that in view of the 
opportunities whieh present themselves to the Anglican Communion in this 
age, inestimable benefits would be secured to the great cause of corporate 
unity by the attainment of a Book of Common Prayer represeLting common 
use for the English speaking people throughout the world; — the Diocese of 
East Carolina would pray the General Convention to take steps towards 
seeking ia conference with the Church of England and other branches of 
the Anglican Communion, concerning the work of revision, looking to 
that end. 

V. W. SHIELDS, 
J. M. HILLYAR, 
A. J. De ROSSET, 
N. C. HUGHES. 

On motion the Council went into the election of Trustees 
of the Diocese and the following were elected : 
Hon. George Davis, Col. J. W. Atkinson, 



DIOCESE. OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Eeport of the Trustees of University of the South. puay 

The following- were elected the Executive Missionary 
Committee: 

Rev. Chas. L,. Arnold,, Geo.. H. Roberts, 

Rev. Robb Strange,, H. R. Bryan, 

E. S.. Hoyt. 

The following" were elected the Church Building Com- 
mittee: 

Rev. Robt. B. Drane, Wilson G. Lamb, 

Rev. Thos, B. Haughton. 

The following were elected the Student's Aid Committee : 

Rev. Thos. Atkinson^ S. J. Hinsdale, 

F. R. Rose. 

The Rev. V. W. Shields read the report of the Trustees of 
University of the South: 

To the Council of the Diocese of East Carolina: 

The Trustees of the University of the South respectfully submit their 
annual report, as required by Canon IX, as follows. 

The Right Rev. Alexander Gregg, Bishop of Texas, has been elected 
Chancellor of the University to fill the vacancy in that office caused by the 
death of the Right Rev, Win. M. Green, late Bishop of Mississippi. 

In the Academic Department of the University your Trustees note with 
satisfaction a continued improvement — slow and gradual it is true, but still 
assured, and one accomplished in spite of grave obsticles and many draw- 
backs. The total number of students in the several schools, as reported in 
the Calendar for 1888-89 is 295, about the same number as for the year 
previous; but it is a matter for regret to know that among them, one only 
is from this Diocese, and but two from that of North Carolina. This would 
seem to indicate a want of interest in, or knowledge of, the University not 
sufficiently accounted for by its distance from us, or an alleged incon- 
venience of access Our Diocese is entitled to two scholarships at the 
University within the gift of the Bishop, which carry with them a remission 
to the appointee of all charges for tuition and fees, but even these appoint- 
ments, with their great advantages, do not appear to be sought for. 

The Academic staff has been increased form time to time as circumstances 
required and means were provided. Since our last report the chair of 
English Language and Literature has been filled by the election of Wm. P. 
Trent, M. A. The course of instruction is complete, its method thorough, 
and it is administered by a Faculty competent, faithful and fully alive to 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 4? 



6889.] Report of the Trustees of University of the South. 



the responsibility incumbent upon them for the Christian culture and the 
intellectual developement of those intrusted to their care. The sanitary con- 
dition of the locality, excellent naturally, is carefully looked after, and the 
physical well being of the students is promoted in every way. Resides 
•enjoying the advantages of a good gymnasium, the undergraduates are 
■organized into a military corps, and are thoroughly drilled in artillery and 
infantry tactics and manoeuvres by an officer of the Army detailed for that 
duty by the United States Government. 

The receipts from tuition and fees have steadily increased for several 
years past, and are now nearly double what they were in 1883, as may be 
seen by reference to the proceeding of the Board of Trustees. And this is 
most fortunate; for the current expenses of the University are defrayed 
almost entirely from this source. It is insufficient, however and there is a 
floating debt of considerable amount resting on the University, which has 
shown an increase for some years past notwithstanding the efforts to keep 
it down and curtail expenses. To make it self-sustaining the University 
requires, in addition to its present means an endowment of $50,000. Last 
year the Alumni Association sent out a Commissioner who, it is said, has 
obtained $ 20,000 of the amount needed, and at their last meeting the Board 
of Trustees resolved to undertake to secure the remaining $30,000. To- 
wards the latter sum your Trustees greatly desired to raise at least $ r,ooo. 
If not successful in so doing in this Diocese it is their purpose to appeal to 
friends of Church education in those Dioceses that have no connection with 
the University, provided this Council does not disapprove of such action. 
It is not intended to ask the Council to pledge itself in any way to the 
raising of the amount mentioned, but merely to give its sanction to such 
proper means of obtaining it as your Trustees may find it necessary to 
employ. 

The Trustees from some of the more remote Dioceses are sometimes 
unable to attend the annual meeting of the Board at Sewanee, and on this 
account it often happens that a Diocese is without representation at those 
meetings. It has been the case as to East Carolina several times. As a 
means of obviating this, in some measure at least, it is respectfully recom- 
mended that in such case the Bishop be authorized to appoint any clergy- 
man or laymen from this Diocese, who may be present at the meeting of 
the Board, a Trustee pro tern, to represent the Diocese at the meeting then 
in session. This course is pursued in other Dioceses with good results. 

In the Theological Department there are 18 students; none of them from 
this Diocese. This Department, which is dependent for its maintenance 
upon the voluntary contributions of the Southern Dioceses, is well equipped 
and officered and is doing an excellent work in instructing and preparing 
candidates for the ministry. Provision is made and there are comfortable 
accommodations for 36 students. No charges are made for room-rent or 



48 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Eeport of Committee on the State of the Church. [May 

tuition. In aid of this Department, well worthy of its support our Diocese 
is asked for an annual contribution of $300, a sum that, so far as can be 
ascertained, has never yet been realized. The amount contributed last 
year, according to the report of the Diocesan Treasurer, was $127.54 of 
which one-half was from Christ's Church Parish, Newbern, and this year 
the contributions up to this time are from three Parishes only, and are as 
follows: From St. Martin's, Hamilton, $12.09: from St. Paul's, Edenton, 
$27.92; and from St. James, Wilmington, $66, total $106.01. A former re- 
quest of your Trustees that an offertory for the Theological Department of 
the University be made an canonical one has not yet been acted upon, and 
in view of the many urgent calls upon the Diocese, it is feared that it can- 
not now be favorably considered. Some means should be devised to meet 
what is almost an obligation upon us in behalf of a cause worthy of our 
most energetic efforts. 

The attention of the Council is asked to the {following resolution of the 
Board of Trustees passed at their annual meeting in 1S88. 

Resolved, "That in order to entitle Clerical and Day Trustees from the , 
respective Diocese to seats in the Board, there shall be filed with the Sec- 
retary of this Board a certificate from the Secretary of the Diocese, (or by 
the Ecclesiastical authority of the Diocese,) that such person or persons, 
have been duly chosen as such Trustee or appointed in the man nor pro- 
vided for by the Conventions or Councils of such Diocese." 

ALFRED A. WATSON, 
GRAHAM DAVES, 

May 1st, 1889. Trustees. 

The Rev. Dr. Carmichael read the report of the Com- 
mittee on the State of the Church, and the appended resolu- 
tion was adopted; 

The Committee on the State of the Church, in discharge of the canonical 
requirement "to report to the Council the condition of the Diocese, with 
such particular statements or such recommendations, as may seem to them 
desirable," respectfully submit, that they have gathered from the Parochial 
Reports and the Episcopal address certain salient factors of diocesan life, 
which they desire to emphasize in the comprehension and memory of the 
'Church in this Diocese, as being extremely fruitful in encouraging signifi- 
cance in one direction, while in the other they suggest food for painful and, 
we hope, really contrite reflection. 

During the conciliar year, covered by the Parochial Reports there have 
been of baptisms 392, an increase of 53; confirmations 208, a decrease of 
24; communicants, number 3,033, an increase of 18; families, number 1,680 
an increase of 79, covering an increase of 852 individuals, making the 
present number 7,846. There are forty-three Sunday-schools, showing an 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 49 



18S9.] Report of Committee on the State of the Church. 



increase of five, with 2,428 scholars, which is an augmentation of 226. 
The Parish schools remain in number five, with a decrease in scholars of 
116. The public services number 4,446, an increase of 1,096 over last year, 
with 727 celebrations of the Holy Communion, which is an increase of 128. 
This comparative exhibit, of what we may distinctly call indices of spiritual 
growth, furnishes cause for real thankfulness, demonstrates a very marked 
activity on the part of the Clergy and is a measurable realization of the 
Master's promise always to be with His Church along the lines of truly 
Catholic and Apostolic steadfastness. It surely must be a source of devout 
gratitude to the loyal and churchly members of this Council, that, amid the 
depressing, diverting, and damaging assaults upon the "faith once delivered 
to the saint," the little band of faithful workers in our almost infant Dio- 
cese have maintained the integrity of Apostolic order, and the purity of 
Apostolic teaching, as we have every right to believe is evinced by the 
statistics just submitted. 

From this presentation of Clerical energy and success we turn to those 
items of diocesan life, which are more strictly material and laical. Upon 
the Laity naturally devolves the support of the Church and her institutions, 
and it is certainly true that the amount of this support is to a great extent 
an exponent of spiritual life- With a grave conviction that the Laity have 
been sadly wanting in their duty of material provision, we note that the 
contribution for Parochial purposes, aggregating $28,058.86, as against 
$32,094.57 shows a decrease of $4,035.71 in comparison with last year, and 
this diminution is increased in its gravity because nearly four thousand dol- 
lars of the current contribution was for the indebtedness and repairings of a 
very few Churches, indicating a more serious lack of consistent givings for 
usual parochial maintenance. In the larger Parishes the parochial collec- 
tions have increased in every case, which clearly points to the solemn truth 
that the loss is divided among the smaller and more numerous Cures, and 
consequently works grave hardship to the Ministers in charge. It is there- 
fore obvious to your Committee that the Parishes stronger in means should 
devise more liberal things for their weaker sisters and we are fortified in 
this conclusion by the fact that the amount of contributions for Diocesan 
purposes $3,541.16 is a decrease of $58.44 from last year. We note that 
$ r >537-64 have been given to objects outside of the Diocese, as against 
$831.12 last year. A fact to our minds of very doubtful expediency. The 
Divine injunction, do good unto all men, but especially unto them "that 
are of the Household of faith," while it undoubtedly enjoins the cultivation 
of the Catholic spirit, just as surely puts a limitation upon its practical exhi- 
bition, giving precedence in its expression to those nearest to us either 
locally or relatively. While your Committee would in no sense disparage 
the claims of outside objects of recognized worth and utility, yet they would 
suggest that a thoughtful discrimination should be exercised in the distri- 



5o DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Adjournment. [May 



bution of pious offerings, which this year has devoted double the sum to 
extra Diocesan purposes which has been given to Diocesan Missions. Tn 
view of the fact herein presented your Committee respectfully submit the 
following resolution: 

Resolved, That the Bishop of the Diocese is hereb}- requested in such way 
as to him may seem best to urge upon every Communicant of the Church 
within his jurisdiction the imperative duty and crying necessity of more 
liberal and systematic offerings for Diocesan Missions. 

Rev. Dr. Huske moved that the arrears on Christ Church, 
Rockfish, of $75, be cancelled, and that the assessment of $25 
upon the Parish be reduced to $15 for the current year. 
Carried. 

On motion of Col. J. W. Atkinson, the Secretary was in- 
structed to have printed 900 copies of the Journal. 

Rev. Robert B. Drane moved that a vote of thanks be 
extended to the Rectors, Wardens, and Vestries, and congre- 
gations of the Parishes in this city and to the citizens of 
Wilmington for hospitality given this body. Carried. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

After singing the Gloria in Excelsis, and prayer by the 
Bishop, the Council adjourned sine die. 

NATHANIEL HARDING, 
F. N. Skinner, Secretary. 

Assistant Secretary . 



Appendix A-I. 



Table of Abstracts of Statistics 



FROM AND 



APPENDED REMARKS 



TO 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 















TABLE OF ABSTRACTS 


FROM 


PAROCHIAL REPORTS 


































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SERVICES nion Celebra- 
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SUNDAY SCHOOLS, 


PARISH SCHOOLS. 


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75 
8.511 
2311 
315 
480 
71 
27 

14 
25 

20 
12 

24 
28 

35 


10 
1 
1 
2 






St John's 

=t Paul's 

St Marks 

St. Thomas' 

St John's 

Mission 

St. Clements' 

St Thomas' 

st. tiahriei's.;';;;;;.';;: 

Mission 

Emanuel 

Mission 


900 
100 

'LVi 
150 
160 










1 
2 
1 

1 


100 

350 

1.5)1 

ll.ll 




2 
38 
1 
2 

1 
3 


15 
13 




j 


I 






Wta toot 


24 






IS' s: 


1 


3 
2 


1 


3 
2 

1 


10J 1 




Bethel- . 


'250' 


i 


mi 

7 
211 


18 

1 

"io 


-::.:—- 




I 




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j 


2 1 

11 

3 

"1 :! 


2 


9 








Fairfield 


\i 

III 

17 
9 
24 
31 
13 


i 

i 






Fannville _ 






's 




„' 










Haw Branch 








i 

3 


l 




Soow HilL 


i 
i' 


150 






2 






South Hill- 
Trenton.. 


Mission 









10 03 

8 40 


2 


39 

'i 


25 




















7,400 








































17 


49 


11,3101 23 


8,585 18i 314 78 1 392 1 191 


2,1(18 


1,11119 


51 


171 225 


95 59 


34' 1S8 1 2.9li8 


09 147 


2,716 


1.718 


075 52 


11 


(ill 


248 338 1,143 


1 142 


2 185 


7 


II 


11 


19 1 233' ZTOi 503 


li 



TABLE OF ABSTRACTS FROM PAROCHIAL REPORTS-Continued 





PAiaSHES. 












C CONTRIBUTIONS. 












l 




PAROCHIAL PROPERTY. 




£ 






PAROCHIAL. 






DIOCESAN 




WITHOUT THE DIOCESE. 




Is 




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Property 




S a, 

2 1 


LOCATIONS. 


Communion 
Missions. 




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l 


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Mis- 
Fund. 


| 


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1 


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X 

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Contrit 

Endowments 






X 


X 


5 


1 




Current 
sion'y 


X 


P 


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i 

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1 

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I 8 


3 s 

3" 


7. 


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S- 


1 


p, 

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Rectorit 
Other C 


£ 


| 


Aurora....- 


Chapel of the Cross .- 


"'"lo'oo 

25 DO 






$ 189 50 
28 00 
130 00 

48 65 
72 00 


2U Mi 
25 00 
3 05 


$125 Ml 


;;|l .Vi 
.-,0 06 

180 00 
82 48 

110 76 


$21 75 
33 00 

3d (HI 


$14 31 

22 


$14 15 
3 06 

1 32 
S in 


3 12 
1 Ml 
20 00 
3 10 

3 16 


$1 85 
1 71 




$ 55 48 
10 !1! 
60 00 
1 Is 
72 50 


$5 Oil 


$ .5 M 

75 

22 51 

3 51 






% 3 97 






13 97 

75 

22 50 


313 95 

103 80 
252 50 
86 9b 
209 61 


! 


0MI ool 

2,000 (10 

2.000 00 500 00 
30000 800 00 
500 00 


25 00 


900 00 
2,026 00 

2.5MI MJ 
I. Km . 
1,380 00 






St. Paul's 
















533 




25 45 
7 75 






3 5! 















20 '<( 


I 34! 


in 3i 






17 36 




800 Ml 80 00 
















■_i», 01 


20 06 


8 26 


i is 


83 


1 13 


31 35 


1 M 


1 (> 


i oi 


I 7C 


1 01 






5 71 


243 07 


2,000 00 


800 00 


2M»I M 




Bertie County 






300 00 


18 00 


116 8:1 


4T-P s". 


45 00 


1 


3 50 


3 00 


1 00 


1.2 .3(1 










25 01 






3! Ill 


504 30 


2,000 Ml. 


1,200 00 250 00 


3,450 Ot 








15 00 


1 47 
















2 5H 


48 














is 




(130 Ml 


45 00 


696 OC 










248 61 


16 81 


32 57 


318 12 


52 .3d 










56 76 


6 00 


8 IK 






II 






11 11 


380 50 


1,500 110 


750 00 55 00 


2,305 00 










617 43 


108 90 


95 90 


872 88 


75 00 




9 81 






159 67 


2 86 


21 IK 






71 K 


1 OS 




1*1 50 


1,163 05 


5,000 00 


1,000 00' 


(i. « 






St John the Evangel. . 




34 91 


29 37 


64 24 


128 52 


5 00 










9 71 






1 47 










1 47 




8M1 00 




800 00 






42 10 1" i i 


500 00 






532 sT 


75 on 










76 Ml 




HI 77 












HI 77 




0,000 Ml 2.0MI IK 


1,500 00. 1,000 00 


10,500 mi 






St Joseph's 

St Mary's 


ISO 01 


1,478 32 


3'23 SO 


81.3 Oil 








3 on 




2 42 


2-35 69 


33 Ml 








38 71 






71 70 




7,000 (XI 500 01 


1,100 00 


8,600 00 








.20 Ml 


20 28 




55 10 


20 00 










21 65 




2 0C 












:: ss 
















142 40 
800 00 






142 40 
857 35 


27 60 
V, 25 


18 in. 

10 Ml 


; ill 
: 00 


2 (HI 

3 00 


1 45 
3 00 




53 27 
on 25 




3 .58 








ii'd'6 






i'o'K 


196 73 
932 78 




1, .300 Ml 500 Ml 
11,000 Ml 


."""""""!."! HO 00 


2.H00 un 
11,500 00 




57 35 














1.3 0(1 


250 00 


38 52 


4.30 MJ 


753 52 


30 mi 


9 25 


o 10 


9 18 


1 9S 


59 81 


5 53 


5 61 






Hi 47 






2J Si 


Sin Si. 


4.5MI Ml 




4,500 Ml 








22 21 




88 MJ 




15 00 


123 21 


15 00 


10 .37 


3 mi 


1 73 


4 33 


43 48 


1 23 


3 02 






6 25 






2n Ml 


189 59 


3,000 00 




3,000 ml 






Holy Trinity. 

St- Mary's 

Holv Innocents 

St. John's 


532 

35 20 
3 07 






152 75 
23 00 

168 10 
75 00 

116 00 

L35 01 

22 mp 

1200 00 


50 83 
10 Ml 
30 Ml 




208 90 

78 07 
137 86 
139 60 

32 SO 
2,846 55 


23 75 

25 Mi 
15 on 
3d (HI 

223 00 


24 05 
500 

1(1 Ml 
10 Ml 
.5 10 
15 82 


477 


5 04 


2 hi in 10 


(.0 7. 

31 75 
21 12 
43 20 
10 00 
14 79 
313 2K 


3 51 


9 02 

1 .'i 
3 03 

2 50 






38 51 






61 04 


39 Ml 
3ili 21 
103 11 
189 01 
149 60 

47 09 
3,169 83 




100(10 


1,200 Ml 250 mi 


3.23d Ml 
3.200 ("I 

II.MNIIHI 

900 IM 
1 ,M.M iM 
550 00 
800 00 
40,080 70 








10 Ml 














1 70 


23 50 

580 




2s 09 
3 65 
800 




1,500 00 












S3 
2 no 




27 
1 20 


::::•:::.:.. 




9MI Ml 
1.1MI 1)0 
500 00 
800 00 
35,000 00 








Makelyville. 




6 91 




















4 60 
1:1 30 

311 (_' 


















60 00 
















1 no 
8 00 


























Sew Berne 


Christ. 


28 (ill 152 50 250 51 


671 09 


24 18 15 28 














I.USII Til 


2.MKI (HI 


2,000 00 






SI Cvprian . 




51 0U 


92 35 


23 00 


186 &> 


20 oil 


7 5'l 


1 OH 






28 56 










1 18 






7 10 


222 51 


1,500 Ml 500 00 




J.MNl l.i 


800 00 


Plymouth 






150 00 


2H Ml 


2 55 


172 5i 


20 00 


179 


2 00 


1 24 


2 31 1 .55 


















8 75 


21(1 21 


5,000 00 


1.000 00 


6,000 00 






Christ 

St Paul's 




4 M 


6 00 




35 10 

11 "'i 
















1 28 












1 28 


30 38 
50 00 












3'anceboro 


40 Ml 


5 Oil 

















IMI Ml 




400 66' 




v, asuington 


St Peter's 


34 Oj 


10011 M 


186 41 




1 220 40 


in 


11 on 


23 ,3S 


12 Ml 


7 81 


1911 02 
















52 00 


1.11.2 IS 




[2,000 00 


1,800 Ml 


13.81 M 00 




Washington County.... 


St. David's 

St Luke's 




26! 00 


10 59 




27* 19 

11 , '12 


33 47 

8 70 


1 50 
1 30 


1 21 

1 50 


1 42 




411 50 


3 02 


3 ill 












725 


326 Hi 
102 42 




2.0MI Ml 500 00 
500 00 


2,000 00. 300 00 


I.SMI INI 

500 00 




Williamston 




22 5« 1 2-3 3 Ml 


138 04 






173 P« 


28 0U 


I! Oil 


03 


70 


1 23 
















20 46 


231 22 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 200 00 


2.2M1 Ml 




Wilmington 


St. James' 


174 30 B85 87 






3.514 S, 


8,220 99 


517 511 


273 (JO 


23 mi 


25 00 


12 Ml 235 Ml 


1,129 50 














(ill jo 


11.007 75 


0.273 00 


-O.MKI Ml 


I.IIHI ill O.HMI Ml 




2,225 00 






47:10 ■ 45 511 


1,000 in 




310 51 


2.070 01 


11 


68 83 


4 00 


4 00 


4 Ml 
















73 i o 


2.325 31 




20,000 on 1,000 oe 


8MI (M 








M PauPs 


40 77 :U 15 


1,(10(1 111 




242 47 


1,013 07 


100 Ml 




8 78 




















81 12 


2,14.3 77 




5,IKIO mi 


2,600 Ml 


...V. HI Ml 


3,600 mi 








.300 01 


145 22 


310 74 


1.(120 02 


40 110 








3 25, . . 


















1.077 24 




8.01)0 Ml 


4, Ill 1,000 Ml 


13,000 (M 






St Thomas' 


15 r>3 


55 01 


40 43 


15 01 


12(1 01 


38 25 


s 15 


2 Oil 
























221 90 




2 MM Ml 1.IM0 00 


1,000 00 


4.MM IKI 




win ton 


St John's 




22 39 






22 30 


s 50 


4 110 


1 .30 


1 22 


50 


Id 02 


















39 01 




1,200 Mi 




1,200 00 




BayboTO 


Mission 
















:::::•:::::::•::::::::•: 




































Beaufort 


St. Clements' 


12 60] 


14 IK 


4 M 


































7MI Ml 






St Stephen's 
















































Craren County 


.it. Thomas' 

St. Gabriel's 



















































Colerain 








"l.'iS'oii 




ZZZZ.Z.'. iob'oo 


1,20906 




Paison 




1 19 81 










Mission 




•30 M 








































200 00 






Emanuel 


































2 76 














Haw Branch 


Mission 












































Snow Hill 




8 05 


500 

.... 500 


20 Ml 
135 M 

OS 






33 Ii5 
117 M 
17 19 


5 iki 2 0. 2 75 




75 

117 


$250 13 


2 00 
274 '.'.".'.'.'.'. 






8 44 




2 (HI 
271 


45 10 

117 Ml 

21 10 




l.OOOOO 

5.MKI Ml 

1,000 oo 








1,300 00 

O.ii.i Ml 

1.000 00 













1,300 00 












5 51 


)17 |- 














.. .. 














pea .K 


$1007 72 


405 141 


(13,639 21 


$4,K5ll 02 


$0,SS9 01 


$27,830 11 


$2,1:15 52 


$720 61 


$170 02 


$120 70 01 70 


$204 12 


3,545 33 


J 13.3 IS 


$0 7(1 


41 67 


514 6S 


HIS 1.3 


jl. "71 23 


32.755 04 


7.355 7(1 IS2.0.30 (101 11I..SMI Ml 


28,150 Ml 


11.7.55 00 244.019 7(1 


7.252 X. 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 53 



1889.] Remarks in Parochial Reports 



jIppnitBit Jj^nrarfe Id JWtlpf l|spotta + 



ST. JOHN'S, FAYETTEVILLE. 

Rev. Thomas Atkinson, Rector. 

I have also held three services at Red Springs, Robeson county, a point 
where the Church has, until now been unknown. The congregations have 
been large and attentive, and the prospect seems quite favorable. 

ST. JOHN'S, MAKELYVILLE, HYDE COUNTY. 

Rev. S. S. Barber, Deacon in Charge. 

My work at all points has been very much hindered during the past Con- 
ciliar year, by a protracted illness and a consequent confinement at 
home for about four months. We have suffered a severe loss in the Parish 
by the removal of Mr. M. Makely and family. 



FAIRFIELD MISSION, HYDE COUNTY. 

Rev. S. S. Barber, Deacon in Charge. 

Services here, as elsewhere in my field of labor, have been hindered by 
sickness, rainy weather, etc. Besides the services reported at the churches, 
I hold services occasionally the fourth Sunday afternoon at Rush Academy, 
at Nebraska, and when I can at Rose Bay School-house, and Swan Quarter, 
at which latter place there are six resident communicants of the Church. 



ST. GEORGE'S PARISH, HYDE COUNTY. 

Rev. S. S. Barber, Deacon in Charge. 

There is (only paid recently) an indebtedness in the way of assessments 
and arrearages attaching to the Parish amounting in the aggregate to 
$67.50, which it was unanimously agreed upon at a recent meeting of the 
Vestry, should be paid at once, but I could not learn when last at St. 



54 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May 

George's, as the Treasurer was not there, whether it has been paid or not- 
If it has, that amount, $67.50, should be added to the amount of contri- 
butions. 



ST. JOHN'S, WINTON. 

Rev. F. N. Skinner, Rector. 

This Parish for so long a time without regular services is becoming more 
active and the prospects for growth are more encouraging. 



ST. MARK'S, WILMINGTON. 

Rev. Chas. T. Coerr, Rector. 

After much struggling, self denial and labor the Rector is able to report 
that by God's blessing St. Mark's Parish is out of debt. We now hope to 
give, to objects without, more generously than we have done heretofore, and 
build a school-house for the Parish. 



ST. PAUL'S PARISH, EDENTON. 
Rev. Robt. B. Drane, Rector. 
The Mission reported is a school-house in Rockahock District. 



COLERAINE MISSION. 
Rev. Robt. B. Drane, Rector. 

Families, 2; souls, about 12; confirmed, 3; communicants, 2. The chil- 
dren here united with those of St. Paul's, Edenton, in the Lenten offering 
for Missions. 

I made three visits here, during the year. Conducted Evening Prayer 
twice in the Academy. 



GRACE CHURCH, PLYMOUTH. 
Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector. 

I spend one Sunday a month in this Parish, holding services in the morn- 
ing and at night, and sometimes an extra Sunday night, to good and atten- 
tive congregations. And weekly Lay services are also held with good effect. 



ST. LUKE'S PARISH, WASHINGTON COUNTY. 
Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector. 

Efforts are being made to build a new church edifice in this Parish at 
Lee's Mills. 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL 55 



1889.] Remarks in Parochial Reports. 



ST. DAVID'S PARISH, WASHINGTON COUNTY. 

Rev. Luther Eborn, Rector. 

I hold services in this church two Sundays per month to large congrega- 
tions. St. Andrew's Mission, Columbia, Tyrrell county, is included in 
this report. 

ST. CLEMENT'S MISSION, BEAUFORT 

Rev. E. M. Forbes, Rector. 

The congregation is increasing and the members are taking more interest 
in the prosperity of the Church. We hope to have a large number of 
teachers and scholars in the Sunday-school. 

ST. THOMAS' MISSION, CRAVEN COUNTY. 

Rev. Israel Hard i ng, Rector. 

This Mission has had no public services during the late conciliar }*ear, 
because of its unfinished church building, and the want of opportunity on 
the part of the Minister to give it attention. It has lost one of its most 
faithful members in the death of Mrs. Mary A. Wordsworth. * 



FARMVILLE MISSION, PITT COUNTY. 

Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Mission has the benefit of services only on the fifth Sundays. Its 
energies and means are exerted to erect a church building, for which a 
corner-stone has been laid, and a considerable quantity of material collected. 



ST. JOHN'S PARISH, PITT COUNTY. 

Rev. Israee Harding, Rector. 

This Parish has the benefit of but one Sunday for services in each month. 
On the morning of this day the services are in the Parish Church. In the 
afternoon at one of the Missions, of which there are two, served alternately, 
to-wit: St. Michael's and Dawson's School-house, and on Saturday after- 
noon the other is visited. Bell's Ferry has a service on Friday night pre- 
ceeding the second Sunday. These Missions being unorganized are re- 
ported with the Parish. 



ST. MARY'S, KINSTON. 

Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Parish has the benefit of but one Sunday service in each month, at 
which the Holy Communion is always celebrated at the morning service. 
An effort is made to have regular Evening Prayer once a week, which 



56 DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 

Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May 

together with the Saint's day services, High Festivities and Lenten Season 
makes up its share of services. It has two Missions, LaGrange and Bethel, 
which being unorganized their matter is reported with the Parish. 



HOLY INNOCENTS, LENOIR COUNTY. 

Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Parish has but one Sunday in each month, with the morning service 
in the Parish Church. In the afternoon services are held at Mission points, 
either at Antioch in Duplin county, or at White Hall in Wayne county. 
The matter from these Missions is reported with the Parish. 



ST. BARNABAS MISSION, SNOW HILL- 

Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Mission has now a bi-monthly service, at which the Holy Com- 
munion is always celebrated. If it had more of the Minister's attention its 
interests would be greatly enhanced. 



GRACE CHURCH MISSION, TRENTON. 

Rev. Israel Harding, Rector. 

This Mission has the benefit of services only once in two months, there- 
fore but little can be done in the way of upbuilding. There is, however, 
no retrogression in its work. 



ST. THOMAS' CHURCH, WINDSOR. 

Rev. Thos. B. Haughton, Rector. 

In November last, I assumed temporary charge of St. Thomas' Church, 
Windsor, with the understanding that I was to give monthly services to 
said Parish, The members of the Church there have been uniformly kind 
to me, and have done what they could to make my visits pleasant. Too 
much cannot be said of the services rendered by the Lay Reader Mr. J. J. 
Jacocks. He not only keep up the Sunday services, but week day services 
were held by him during the past Lent. The Parish is greatly blessed in 
having such a helper. 



ST. GABRIEL'S FAISON. 

Rev. James M. Hillyar, Rector. 

During the past year I have held 12 week day services at Magnolia. The 
Bishop confirmed 1 candidate there, and celebrated the Holy Communion, 
on which occasion 3 lay communicants received. 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL. 57 



1889.] Remarks in Parochial Reports- 



CHAPEL OF THE CROSS, AURORA. 

Rev. N. C Hughes, Jr., Deacon in Charge. 

I had the misfortune to lose the book in which my record was kept 
and this record is therefore inacurate — but by defect, not by excess. 

BAYBORO MISSION, PAMLICO COUNTY 
Rev. N. C. Hughes, Jr., Deacon in Charge. 
The report is necessarily approximate owing to the loss of my record. 



TRINITY PARISH, BEAUFORT COUNTY. 

Rev. N. C. Hughes, D D., Rector. 

A very important agency for good in connection with this Parish is 
the Church school. Although called Trinity School, it is in no wise direct- 
ly connected with Trinity Parish. God has blessed it during the past year. 
One Mission Sunday School has been established in the neighborhood and 
is taught by pupils of the school. Mission services have also been held in 
the neighborhood with some degree of regularity. 



ST. PAUL'S PARISH, GREENVILLE. 

Rev. N. C Hughes, D. D., Rector. 

Earnest efforts have been made by a number of the members of this Par- 
ish, especially the female members, to liquidate the church debt. Their ef- 
forts have been rewarded with a measure of success. 



ST. JOSEPH'S, FAYETTEVILLE. 

Rev. J. C. Huske, D. D., Rector. 

During the past year Rev. Mr. Atkinson had charge up to March 1st. 
Since then I have been in charge. I am able to give only two Sunday 
services per month. During the rest of the time services are kept up 
by Lay Reading. The great want in this congregation is more general at- 
tendance on public worship and active participation in Church Work 
and giving by all its members. Hardly more than a fourth of them are regu- 
lar and earnest in these respects. 



CHRIST CHURCH, ROCKFISH. 
Rev. J. C Huske, D. D., Rector. 
Since my resignation of St. John's Parish, I have been doing Mission 
work at Rockfish and in other parts of Cumberland county. This Parish is 
greatly disorganized and has felt very decidedly the loss of Mr. S. C. Oak- 
man who as Lay Reader and Sunday School Superintendent supplied as 



5S DIOCESE OF EAST CAROLINA. 



Remarks in Parochial Reports. [May 

well as could be the want of a Pastor for a long time. His place cannot be 
supplied at present. The Parish greatly needs regular Ministerial services 
on each Sunday. 



SEVENTY-FIRST TOWNSHIP. 

I began to hold religious services in this Township last summer in a 
small frame house, kindly lent by a friend in the Presbyterian Church. 
We had also a Sunday School which was well attended for two months. 
But the dwelling house of the kind friend who lent us this building having 
been burned, he was compelled to take it from us to shelter his family. 
During the time of our occupation of this building my official acts were 
Baptisms 5, infants burials, 1 adult; private communion 1 Since 
that time we have been able to make good progress in building a wooden 
church on ground given by a worthy lady of our Church, which we hope to 
occupy in a few weeks in an unfinished state and to complete it when 
we have more leisure and more money. The building thus far is for 
the most part, the work of hands that do not claim to be skilled but which 
have done very creditable work, and such as no doubt will be accepted 
as an offering, by the great Master Builder. The people of our Church 
in town have taken lively interest in this work and have given liberally to 
it in money, while a number of kind friends of other Religious Bodies have 
helped us in various ways. 

The building is 50x25 feet to which we design to add as soon as we can 
get the means a recess chancel and vestibule that will add much to its beauty 
and proportion. During the last year I have preached monthly in St. 
John's, Fayetteville, up to the 1st of March, when I took charge of St. Jos- 
eph's again. I have also preached once in Haenetta at the private honseof a 
member of St. John's and baptized one infant, which together with four 
baptisms in St. John's are reported by the Rev. Mr. Atkinson. 



GRACE CHURCH, WOODVILLE- 
Rev. H. M. Jarvis, Rector. 

Easter Day I held two services in Grace church. No part of a seat vacant 
at the first, when I administered Baptism and the Supper of the Lord in ad- 
dition to the usual service. 

The Sunday School children at the second service which was well attend- 
ed were preceeded by their Banner Bearer during the processional and 
recessional singing corals. No change was made in the order for Evening 
Prayer love the substitution of carols for canticles. The cross carried off by 
a wind storm from the spire of Grace church has not yet been replaced. 
We have lost by death a valuable member of the church Mrs. Harriet Small- 
wood, wife of Dr. Chas. Smallwood. 



SIXTH ANNUAL COUNCIL- 59 

1889]. Remarks in Parochial Reports. 

ST. MARK'S ROXABEL, BERTIE COUNTY. 

Rev. H. M. Jarvis, Rector. 

St. Mark's contributed a portion of the forty-five dollars for the Current 
Episcopal and Contingent Fund. A hail storm recently destroyed a large 
part of the east window of the chapel. 



SOUTH MILLS. 

Rev. W. L. Meixichampe, Deacon in Charge. 

The report is not as complete as I would like it to be since my Missions 
have only (most of them) lately been brought into life. 



ST. STEPHEN'S MISSION, BETHEL, PITT COUNTY. 

Rev. W. J. Smith, Rector 

I have held no services at this point since December last, having at that 
time resigned the charge thereof. 



HOLY TRINITY, HERTFORD. 

Rev. F. N. Skinner, Rector. 

In addition to the services reported above, I have held one service, by ap- 
pointment of the Bishop in Holy Innocent, Avoca, Bertie county, and have 
administered the Holy Communion, in private, once in Currituck county, 
at the request of the Rev. W. L. Mellichampe. I have attended all 
the meetings of the Convocation of Edenton and performed such services as 
were assigned me. The Church yard has been greatly improved by a wire 
fence, erected by the faithful labors of the "Ladies Guild." Some repairs 
have been made on the church by the Ladies of the Parish. 



ST. BARNABA'S, MURFREESBORO. 

Rev. F. N. Skinner, Rector. 

It is hoped that the church will be consecrated shortly, Material aid to 
the pleasure and beauty of the services is given by members of other choirs 
in the town. A chandelier and a chancel lamp have been presented 
through the kindness of friends. 



Appendix A. 



EPISCOPAL ADDRESS. 



Itdjpju Jftirrm. 



Dear Brethren of the Clergy and Laity : 

As our Diocesan Year begins with the first of May, and 
inasmuch as it is desirable that my own report of visitations 
should be in chronological consistency with the reports from 
the Parishes visited, it will be necessary for me to commence 
with a date somewhat earlier than that of our last Diocesan 
Council. As the Canon (Digest, T. 17. ii.), only requires me to 
report the names of the churches visited, the number of per- 
sons confirmed — the names of those received as Candidates for 
Orders, and of those who have been ordained, suspended or 
degraded and the changes by death, removal or otherwise 
which have taken place in the clergy, etc., I propose at this 
time to confine myself more than heretofore to these par- 
ticulars. 

May <5, 1888. — In the morning S. James', Wilmington. 
" "At night S. Mark's, Wilmington, confirming 
eleven persons of color. 

May 6. — Same night S. Paul's, Wilmington, confirming 
seven persons. 

May g. — Transferred by letter dimissory to the Mission- 
ary Jurisdiction of Northern California Rev. W. J. Lynd, 
who had been officiating in Perquimans, Gates and Hertford 
Counties. 

May 10. — Festival of the Ascension, S. James', Wilmingto